I’m not a superficial person. I like a bit of depth. But I must admit, I would be lying if I said I wasn’t drawn in for shallow reasons at first glance. It was a striking black and white label of a bomb with a name that would make most people snicker that grabbed me. I stopped in my tracks and stared. It was beautiful. This simplistic label stood out among an overwhelming sea of dark colors, ornate fonts and complicated names. Little did I know that destiny was soon to be fulfilled.
I remember my first sip quite clearly. My anticipation only built as the luscious and deep garnet liquid poured out of the sleek bottle and into the empty glass. My lips parted and the wine began to perform a dance with my palate; spicy hints of pepper frolicked over my tongue, there were sweet notes of fruit that made the corners of my mouth inch up to form a smile. A deep warmth flourished from within and filled my soul with a rich smokiness. This was my wine. All other wines were no longer up to par.
At that moment in time, I had no idea how much this Washington Syrah would ruin other wines for me. I’d had delicious wines before, but none that cemented a place in my conscience. None that I could so vividly remember. Imbibing on a similar wine only brought up feelings of guilt and sorrow that I wasn’t actually savoring my beloved wine.
I had finally found the perfect companion to my slowly braised oven bolognese. Here was a splendid accent to a rich dark chocolate tart. This was the wine that at the end of a very long and taxing week would make everything better and fill my body with a sense of calm. This was kismet. This was Boom Boom!
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