Boringly Zesty

So, every now and then I run into a bottle that completely underwhelms me.
This was one of them.

Don’t get me wrong, great color, aromas of pineapple, bright and citrus notes on the palate; if you’re into that sort of thing, you’ll love this one.  I’m finding Sauvignon Blancs to be hit or miss lately.

I will say, this went well in a mimosa, so keep that in mind.  All was not lost after all.

A very likeable Chardonnay


Mmmm full bodied white wines FTW!!!

This creamy wonder came from Australia, via Direct Cellars. From the time I popped the bottle, the aroma was quite strong.  The bouquet was hard to nail down, but it was tingly on the tongue and velvety smooth. I could definitely taste the alcohol, and citrus like flavors.

I’d do it again.

Sußen, pronounced zoo-sin

It was a Riesling, from Germany via Wine Insiders.

Soft and full bodied on the tongue, floral aromas hinted at the slight sweetness of this very pale, and quite unassuming white. Apple yumminess came thru with a sweetness that reminded my friend of Moscato.

Definitely on my list of faces!

Bring on the bubbles!

 

Oh, what a delight!

This Cava from Wine Insiders is gonna be hard to beat!  Beautiful, tiny bubbles that just don’t stop, floral fruity aromas, and a taste that took me FOREVER to figure out.

The only way to describe it was cherry croissant. Yea, I know.

I guess the only way to understand it is to try it.  Get over to Wine Insiders, and get some for yourself!

Negroamaro

HB4116What a romantic, mysterious name for an equally romantic and mysterious wine.

A VINEBOX treat.

Deeply red, nearly opaque, I caught cherry/raspberry on the aroma, but couldn’t nail down anything specific on the palate.  Maybe my lack of experience, maybe I’m having an off night, but I got smooth fruit.  Not too tart, and full of body and flavor. A nice flavor, but it was all fruit to me.

HB4116As per accompanying infocard: “Negroamaro boasts baked raspberry, ripe plum, and spice-cabinet notes like anise and cinnamon.” 🤷🏾‍♀️ I’ll take their word for it.

Either way, I enjoyed it. I could buy a whole bottle and drink it with my lover, while staring into his eyes.  There was something seductive about the smoothness and ambiguousness of flavors.  Get you some at VINEBOX, my link gets you $10 off your first order!

BedVyne Cotes de Provence

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Yet another rose, and this time, its from a local spot named Bed-Vyne!

I popped the cork on this baby and swirled it in my glass.  Very faint floral aromas, with bright strawberry peeking through.  On the tongue, it was crisp, and clean, but the finish left something to be desired.  I want to say there was a young acidic tinge that cut the finish short, but I would venture to guess there’s got to be something I could pair this with that would be harmonious.  Think a citrus-y rind flavor.  That sharp, sometimes astringent quality that isn’t always bad, but can possibly mellow out with aging.

Overall, it was of a gorgeous color that nearly glowed, and definitely one I would try again.

A beautiful bouquet…

HB4116HB4116I rated this one ⭐⭐⭐/5.

Once upon a VINEBOX, I read the info cards and one told a tale of rose petals and fresh menthol. Completely puzzled, I unscrewed the cap and took a whiff.  Sure enough, the beautiful smell of rose filled my nostrils.  Always the classy lady, I poured this dark red vial into a glass and swirled some more, sniffing to my little hearts content.

When it came time to taste, the faint rose aroma gave way to a medium bodied, pruny delight that, as promised, finished with a hint of mint.  I found this to be a plot twist for the worst. I’m not a huge fan of mint in my food, but I read this wine would be amazing with a lamb dish.

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