25
Sep
10

in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day fifty-six (Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot 2005)

Today and tonight is submissions day and night. I haven’t been sending out a poems in a while, and now I must start again. I made a list of 50-55 journals to send to. I even found some that like long poems, such as Permafrost, Tusculum Review, Georgia Review, Artful Dodge, Alaska Quarterly Review, Gettysburg Review, Snowy Egret, Rattle, Hawai’i Review, Beloit Poetry Journal, and Chiron Review. The list is necessary because I have solid 3 1/2 page poem to send. It’s solid with fresh images, energies, and movement. The poem keeps moving. No lulls. I hope this goes well.

Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot 2005I also hope the Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot 2005 goes well, too.

I love Washington Merlots. I think Washington is making the best Merlots lately. At least of the new world wines. I don’t much care for old world wines anymore. If this is a typical Washington Merlot, it will have cola in it – a cola terroir.)

The Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot 2005 must have lots of alcohol because I can smell it from here, which is about two feet away as I lean back in my desk chair.

The alcohol is dominating the nose. I’m getting a cherry cola, smoke, leather, and a green fruit.

I think this needs a little more time to open. As it is now, this Merlot ain’t kickin’ it for me. It’s not at all juicy, and it has slight bitter finish. But I do enjoy the cherry-vanilla cola taste.

Actually, it’s not bad til the finish. It goes from an 88 to an 86 because of the finish.

Sigh. I used to like this wine, but not tonight.//


0 Responses to “in pursuit of the juiciest wine: day fifty-six (Chateau Ste Michelle Merlot 2005)”



  1. Leave a Comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


The Cave (Winner of The Bitter Oleander Press Library of Poetry Book Award for 2013.)

The Cave

Poems for an Empty Church

Poems for an Empty Church

The Oldest Stone in the World

The Oldest Stone in the Wolrd

Henri, Sophie, & The Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound: Poems Blasted from the Vortex

Henri, Sophie, & The Hieratic Head of Ezra Pound: Poems Blasted from the Vortex

Pre-Dew Poems

Pre-Dew Poems

Negative Time

Negative Time

After Malagueña

After Malagueña

Enter your email address to subscribe to The Line Break and receive email notifications of new posts.

Join 2,813 other followers

September 2010
M T W T F S S
« Aug   Oct »
 12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
27282930  

Archives

The Line Break Tweets


%d bloggers like this: