#VINOMUSIC: Tribe Called Quest Paired With A French Blend From Alexander Valley
Music and wine should be paired, we call this VINOMUSIC: Tribe Called Quest and Bordeaux Blend
Drinking this bottle while listening to the melodic, socially accurate, expertly fired lyrics by Tribe Called Quest was nothing short than perfect.
The Bordeaux Five… Is it a Marvel Comic book about five buzzed Frenchies fighting crime while sipping on the finest juice France has to offer? Or just the most famous blend of grapes known to ever exist on the planet catapulted to cult fascination through folklore and whispering gypsies? The Bordeaux Five is closer to the latter. . minus the gypsies.
The Bordeaux Five is a blend of five grapes commonly found in Bordeaux, France: Cabernet Sauvignon, Merlot, Petit Verdot, Malbec and Cabernet Franc. Cabernet Sauvignon and Merlot tend to dominate the blend while the other three are used for aromatics and texture. Most wines of this style can fetch a pretty penny and are highly sought after. But don’t worry! Get acquainted with this beauty: Baby Blue from Blue Rock Winery.
If Bonita Applebum Had Legs
This Bordeaux blend from Alexander Valley is a wine that came dressed to impress. At first glance, your eyes will notice this wine is SEXY and has a pretty stellar array of colors. With a quick swirl of the glass you will be tantalized by two things: legs and color. This wine has legs like Bonita Applebum had a posterior! We’re talking about never ending sultry legs, the kind that keep your attention for so long you forget you’re staring.
Secondly, is this intense color of purple with hints of blue that stain the glass with every swirl. In the wine world we call that “concentration” which has the wine looking a touch cloudy. That’s because it’s “Unfined” meaning they don’t use additives to make the wine shiny and clear. Instead, the lack of filtration creates a sexy mouthfeel giving this juice some serious body.
Take that first sip and you will quickly realize she is more than just looks. Loads of acidity with the layers of flavor such as blueberries, cherries and plum. This finish is unique in that the wine lingers around you palate with slight kiss of toasty oak. This baby goes for around $21 and can be found at places like Total Wine or your local supermarket.
Baby Blue is a personal favorite here at ILTG, mainly because it’s a crowd pleaser. You don’t need a big juicy steak to pair with this — just a few good friends, a nice view and some killer music. And if you haven’t heard the newest album to hit the streets, A Tribe Called Quest “We Got it From Here… Thank You 4 Your Time” maybe this would be the perfect time to give it a listen. Listen Here