What's Your Phase?

Posted by The Wine Whore |

The Romantic Trio expresses three different phases of a relationship. In the beginning, uncertainty and hope. Then deepening romance, turning into passion...

Which is your favorite phase?

Last week, I asked 'which one would you choose?' but for this week's poll, I am asking you to decide which bottle to choose based on your favorite phase of romance described by the Romantic Trio. Choose your favorite by voting for your choice in the poll located at the top of this page. The winning wine will be announced, tasted and featured in a review later this week.

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Be sure to follow me on Twitter or Facebook Wednesday night @ 6:30m pm ET for my tweets as I open and taste the wine that you have picked. This is your chance to ask me questions or just get a sneak peak at my review. The more the merrier, so tell all of your wine loving friends to stop by, vote, and join the party. In the meantime, take a minute to mark your calendar with next week�s tasting (Wednesday @ 6:30pm ET) and then prepare yourself for the fun by checking out the previous winners.


The Romantic Story behind the Wines of the Trio:
(Back labels written by Bart O�Brien and inspired by his wife Barb)

Attraction Chardonnay

When our eyes met,
my heart said hello.
Are you the one for whom I long?
Are you?

Tasting Notes:
"Light straw in color and exhibiting intense aromas of pear, almond, butterscotch and spice that layer with flavors of fig, tropical fruits and spice in a full-bodied, round and creamy chardonnay with good acidity, a subtle touch of spicy oak, and a long finish."

Romance of the Heart Merlot

Extend to me
The hand of conversation
Twirl me with laughter
Embrace me with kindness
Will you be mine for a moment?
Or for a lifetime?

Tasting Notes:
"This is an elegantly structured wine with notes of deep, dark blueberry and plum with hints of tobacco, vanilla, and spice. It has a smooth supple entry with a soft mid-palate and lingering finish."

Seduction Bordeaux-style blend

Seduction Blend
Romance of the heart
Passion of the soul
A voluptuous wine with sensual flavors
And a velvet kiss.
Enjoy in good company.

Tasting Notes:
"(Cabernet Sauvignon, Cabernet Franc, and Merlot) Deep, dense purple throughout, this wine displays wonderful aromas of sweet black cherry, warm licorice, cedar, oak and toasted espresso bean. Intense currant, berry and cr�me de cassis flavors on the palate are framed by fine grained tannins in this full bodied, supple, well concentrated blend."

Very special thank you to Bart and the folks from O'Brien Estate for their kindness, support, and willingness to share a glass of their wine for the rest of the world to enjoy.

(Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)
Photos and descriptions courtesy of O'Brien Estate

Very special thank you to the folks from these wineries for their kindness, support, and willingness to share a glass of their wine for the rest of the world to enjoy.

(Read more wine reviews and info at The Wine Whore)

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Joeshico said...

Like the sound of Seduction, but does it really matter. Do them all, they're all winners.

The Wine Whore said...

Good point Joe! How about this, if over 100 people vote, I'll open all three!


Kort said...

Hah, now you're in for it. It will be interesting to see if you can still string coherent thoughts together by the 3rd. Suggestion: leave 1/2 a glass of each for the next evening ((aeration test)).

The Wine Whore said...

That's a great idea! Not only will it save me a little bit of wine that I would have to otherwise drink, it also gives me a chance to see how it changes with air/time. That is assuming though that I am even able to LOOK at a glass of wine tomorrow!


Kort said...

I am sure you'll manage. ;'] Glad the tasting went so well!

The Wine Whore said...

It has been a rough day... I either need to go to bed or start drinking again. Thank you for stopping by and leaving the kind words! :) Always a pleasure to see you!


Anonymous said...

Went to the Wine Exchange a few days ago and had a white wine that was new to me. "Newton Red" from Napa, talk about smooth and full bodied. It was great
Hope everyone gets a chance to try it

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