I am fortunate enough to have a glass of this fine wine in front of me. The unfortunate part is that the wonderful lady who sent me the bottle is far away. Still, I raise my glass to her, enjoying the fine bouquet of this wine…and await the next Seduction she brings to me…..
THIS WEEK IN WINE: Seduction sets its sights on female wine drinkers
As I recall, “The Story of O” is a seriously sensual novel. Erotic but somehow tasteful.
WINE OF THE WEEK
Seduction, O’Brien Cellars, Napa, 2003, about $28
I am woman, hear me pour: Seduction has an intense vanilla, blackberry and eucalyptus fragrance, a provocative middle palate of chocolate, mocha and plum and a long, silken finish.
SERVE WITH: Carnal concoctions; prime ribs of beef, filet mignon, soft ripened cheeses.
AVAILABLE: Wolverine Market, Port Huron; Gibb’s #2, Detroit and Market Square, Birmingham
This time, the “O” stands for O’Brien, and it perches prominently on the label of Seduction, Barton O’Brien’s breakaway Bordeaux-style blend. It is, O’Brien maintains, the first wine that’s been marketed directly towards women.
Wrapped in a translucent organza garment, the bottle contains a fleshy fusion of cabernet and merlot that is both erotic and tasteful.
O’Brien is a droll Irish-American, a former software developer who conceived of Seduction while listening to his wife explain why she and her girlfriends choose a particular wine. For women, he deduced, wine is an accessory for emotional moments, something to be shared and savored, but not obsessed over. Women crave company, and wine is an e