This is how naughty this wine will make you …. I’m drinking tasting this in the morning. This is because I was kept out a bit late last night … this is how dedicated I am folks… I don’t want to miss a Wine Wednesday!
I didn’t think I would actually do a Wisconsin Wine review on this blog. Even though I live in this state, there are very few wines that I enjoy from our area. Granted, I have not tried all the wines from here but the ones I have tried, very few make it to my house. It’s not that I have anything against Wisconsin and their wines, it’s just that to me they all have a certain taste to them that I’m not a big a fan of. It’s hard for me to describe the taste, but it’s there. I always equated the taste with “too grape-y” and I think I’m going to stick with that technical term. Too grape-y … Robert Parker would be proud!
When I saw this wine at the Wisconsin Cheese Chalet, the place I bought my chocolate cheese, I knew I had to try it. It was calling the party girl in me because they had a whole party girl display going by this wine. Here are the bottle toppers that started the whole “naughty girl” craze.
See what I mean? How could I NOT pick up and try this wine?
Von Stiehl wineries is located in Algoma Wisconisn. You know where that is right? Wait … better yet, did you say it correctly? Let me help you out … Al (like that AL in Al Bundy) and Go-ma … say it together …. AL GO Ma. You’re welcome. Some day I’ll teach everyone how to say Oconomowoc.
I would say this wine is a bit more on the sweet side. Great on it’s own, not sure what I would pair this wine with however. The price is about $15/bottle direct from the winery. To me … although it may get me in trouble, I feel that $15 is a tad high of a price for this wine. Actually, it’s a bit more than I will pay for it again, but that’s me … I’m cheap. It’s also a bit high on the grape taste, but it has hints of raspberries which make this a great dessert wine for me.
Here is how the winery describes their wine:
Elegant yet sassy, she dances on your palate with the grace of a full-bodied red and the racey excitement of fresh raspberries. Layers of dark fruit and curvaceous tannins lead into a smooth and exquisite finish.
I think this wine is a great wine to give or bring to the party … or to the naughty girl in your life! It will definitely generate some lively conversation and a few laughs!