2007 Ridge Vineyards California Geyserville Essence
Oh my, where to begin? Perhaps by filling a bath up with this wine, and luxuriating in the re-invigoration of my soul for, say, 24 hours? Or a dab or two behind the ears and on the wrists of my wife, for a night of dinner and dancing? Or maybe I glaze a fresh-caught filet of wild Alaskan salmon with the essence, and grill it to be served with grilled red potato, black-pepper-spiced quinoa salad, and shaved black radish? Or I could just sit here at my desk and stare into the decanter, utter a few cryptic incantations, and watch my future appear in the deep crimson mystery. Then again, I could jump into a vat of melted 85% cacao-content chocolate and slather myself in the rich bittersweet goodness, step out and stand still until I’m solid again, then have someone pour essence on my head; as it runs down my chocolate body, I could summon the hounds of hell to devour me, in hopes of converting their sulking souls to the lights of heaven.
Or I could just sip this rich, beautiful, elegant, inviting, entreatingly sweet, titillatingly structured, languidly mesmerizing concoction, savoring every touch of its supple elegance to my supine palate. Yeah, I could just do that.