Playing With Spies

I am entering the Wine Spies Contest to review this wine. The deal was that if you wanted to enter the contest you reviewed the wine and submitted your review by November 3rd.  Let me be very clear here: No conditions were attached to receiving this wine. It was a party favor. You did not have to review it or do anything with it, unless you wanted to enter the contest.  I got this bottle, in a 350 mL size, as a party favor from Levendi when I went to the Wine Spies party in California last week.  The wine is the 2005 Levendi Sweetwater Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon.  It clocked in at 14.5% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and hails from Napa.  Following is my poor attempt at wine poetry as I try to win some wine!


2005 Levendi Sweetwater Ranch Cabernet Sauvignon

Sugar plums dance through heads

Tart black cherries tingle tongues

Noses delighted by enticing aromas

Dark chocolate envelopes mouths

Big juicy blackberries picked fresh

Mingle in pie with vanilla essence

Beguiling bramble flavors lure

Black fruit gives way to edges of red berries

Structure and tannins hint

At years of life to come


2 Responses

  1. I don’t know much about poetry….but I know I liked this wine. I’m agreeing especially on the :”berry pie” aspect…I said blueberries, but again I know NOTHING about poetry. 🙂

    Was nice meeting you at the party and looking forward to reading more of your blog! (adding you on Twitter, too)

  2. Thanks, it was nice to meet you too!

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