This is simply going to be an homage to my favorite breed of dog, the Labrador Retriever. Oh yes. My whole being glows when thinking about them or when one crosses my path.
Dogs are what life’s all about. They love you, want to be your companion, and will always stand up for what’s right. Labs, like the majority of dogs, only want the simple things back; food, water, love, shelter, and a few related things in between. They don’t ask for much.
At the heart of it most of us human beings don’t want much more than that either.
We like to enjoy a nice meal, good company, vacations and other outings, or maybe a journey to our favorite restaurant or watering hole. So I found the most appropriate wine that symbolizes all of this.
Aside from Syrah, the grapes are; Tinta Roriz which for us in the states we would know as Tempranillo. 35% is Castelao, which is a grape mainly found in Portugal. Last but certainly not least is Touriga Nacional, which is highly touted.
For such a simple pleasure it seems like a complicated wine and I didn’t meant to write this post as so. If I drank this blindly I wouldn’t assume this was a bottle that goes for under $10 just about anywhere. It drinks like a $20+ bottle and maybe approaching $50.
This is all my opinion but this wine rocks. That’s a scientific term by the way. I love this wine so much. I want to cuddle with it like I do my favorite dog. The label drew me in. I mean how could it not?
It’s going to taste better simply because of the artwork. If it doesn’t for you then I can’t help you there.
And the wine was marvelous anyways. I got some black cherry, some unidentifiable spices, but most of all I got joy. This is a winner.
Just like last week, I’ve been proclaiming what a softy I am when it comes to animals, and dogs in particular. So this is only the beginning.
And I mean that because as you see in this photo, and linked here, labs come in all shapes and sizes. Did you see how I framed that? I love ’em.
We enjoyed our vino with one of those simple things, a good slice of pizza (or two). And it may not be the ideal pairing for these grapes but we didn’t care. It worked for us and that’s all that matters. If it works for you then that’s exactly what I’m saying.
More Lab wine reviews will be forthcoming. This is just the beginning of an amazing journey.
On a not-so-final note, I’ve never had a dog of my own. If there ever was a sign…
I Love Lab(s),