I must share pictures of the pumpkins my girlfriend and I carved yesterday. They are pretty awesome.
Not bad for two amateur pumpkin carvers with only four hands. The one on the right is supposed to be screaming, but I think it looks like it is yawning. Maybe we took the picture too early in the morning.
To the wine – 14 Hands Merlot 2007. If you like Washington Merlots, you will like this one, especially at the sale price of $9.
It has a dark purple color that is 75% opaque. The nose is very mild, but it has cherries, plums, and vanilla. My girlfriend gets freesia.
It is juicy, but it has a semi-dry finish. It tastes like dark cherries and currants both of which have been lightly dipped in chocolate.
I would call the shape of this wine round. And might I add full.
The finish has some bitterness, but not much.
This is a good everyday wine. I’m going to give it 88 points because it put me in a good mood.//