The title rhymes.
Well, here I am on a Sunday writing the blog. Impressive. I did consume this wine last night, fulfilling the Saturday Shiraz mandate. I feel confident that I can proceed from here with fewer interruptions in service.
I have to admit, the selection process is not as exciting as it used to be. It really isn't so much a "choice" as it is a "process of elimination." Truly, I feel bad for the next ten bottles. I have passed them by at least 42 times. They haven't interested or tempted me before, and now they are forcing my hand - like sad gangly teenagers being picked last for a game of baseball.
Jindalee - Australia, 2009
"Representing the fruit of our labors, this wine bears the Jindalee 'circle' motif - an important symbol in local Aboriginal culture meaning 'fruit.' Appropriately, these wines are intensely fruit driven, displaying rich, concentrated flavors and aromas."
Oh for the love of Aboriginals! I don't think I can take nine more weeks of this.
This sad gangly kid isn't going to shock everyone by hitting a grand slam in the ninth inning and winning the game. He isn't going to strike out either, but he is going to take four balls accept a walk. So, to conclude this analogy, this wine doesn't suck, it is just lame. Jindalee is not rich or smooth - in fact it is quite sharp, edging on bitter, and has little body.
Helpful Husband Tip: "Not very good. Drinkable, but young."