As I have confessed before, I occasionally buy wine for the label alone. Hence is the story of the Little Black Dress 2006 Merlot.
I.LOVE.LITTLE BLACK DRESSES!
Such a perfect fashion statement that can be dressed up or dressed down with high heels and sparkly accessories, or casually thrown on with summer flip flops and a ponytail. I have a spaghetti strapped little black dress,the casual sleeveless, the mid-sleeve conservative version that is workplace appropriate, the long sleeved winter addition, etc. etc.
So, when I saw this bottle, of course it quickly appealed to me. I didn't remember seeing any reviews, but that didn't matter, it was the label and the name that won me over. I was in high hopes that is was going to be wonderful, and therefor could be my new "house" wine, so that I could enjoy the label regularly. I mean at $10, it would make a decent "regular" for our casual week night dinners, right?
I remained positive, and while it wasn't bad, it wasn't wonderful. On pouring into the glass it had a stunning ruby appearance. The first few sips were a bit tannic, but it opened up and showed a rich flavor of berries, and a hint of vanilla. It was certainly fine and we (of course) finished the bottle, but it is not one I'd necessarily buy again, let alone become a "regular." (I was also doubting that my husband would really ever feel like opening it on his own. He said it was a "girly" bottle.)
Oh well, like little black dresses themselves; some become your favorite, and others you could take or leave. I guess for now I will pass on more of the Little Black Dress Merlot.