Mome reads Mommy, My daughter's way to spell it when she was younger... It stuck. My son calls me Mome... just like it looks. I now sign all my notes to them "Love, Mome". It's our inside secret and makes them smile. I always want them to smile.

Monday, March 16, 2009

Hob Nob Shiraz ~ A Wine Review

Okay, first of all I love the enthusiasm of my co-Hort in this little experiment. Randy of The Wine Whore has been gracious enough to join me in a wine tasting and review for your enjoyment. We weren't supposed to post until tomorrow but he "was excited" and posted early. That's cool...I'm ready.

Now for my review of Hob Nob Shiraz.

I opened it. I poured it. I swirled it (which I never do). I sipped it. First reaction is a very bold dark flavor. Now it’s breathing a little and I’ll try some more in about 30 minutes. So far…I like it.
(30 minutes later)
It’s got a spicy oak flavor. I had it alone…very enjoyable.
I had it with spaghetti and it seemed to overpower the food.
I had it with a dark chocolate Oreo and felt like I’d died and gone to heaven.

This wine boasts a cherry aroma and a hint of vanilla ...I didn't get the vanilla.

Overall I’d give it a 7.

It’s a little strong for my every day consumption.

At $11.00, Hubster would kill me if this was a regular buy (yes, I belong to the under $5 club)but still very well priced for what this wine has to offer.

I think this would go nicely with brie and some stoned wheat crackers and would be divine with a garlic encrusted NY Strip.

Definitely something I would buy again when entertaining guests.

Now if you want a more sophisticated review, Hob Nob over to The Wine Whore and see what he has to say. I'm on my way now.

To Randy: The next pick is on you. Ignore the $5 club comment, I'll tell Hubster "It's for work"!


  1. I love your review! This was a blast and I can't wait to do it again. :) Stay tuned...


  2. Yes, I You pick the next and I'll look forward to all your wise words.

  3. Sounds like a plan! The feeling is mutual. :)

  4. Hi Shelly, just left Randy know your review was better. As soon as I can find Hob Nob and deep chocolate oreo's, I'm going to heaven too!

  5. Joeshico~ You can even dip your own oreos...I do. Thanks for the compliment but Randy is way more fluent with the words.

  6. I have to agree with Joeshico,, Shelly's review was much better. She totally kicked my butt with the oreo idea! Pure brilliance! :)

  7. Sometimes a nice wine that bites you back, like this one did, is a good thing. Nice review.

    Have a terrific day. :)

  8. I am so with you on the under $5 club. LOL

  9. I tried the Hob Nob pinot noir a few months ago. Very strong, as well and spicy. I liked it, but needed a break from it. A little too much.


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