Pale straw colored with some effervescence in the glass. The nose is fruity and aromatic with orange blossom, yellow apple, rose water, quince and and lemon/lime soda. The palate is semi-sweet with medium (-) acidity and smooth, easygoing bubbles. The flavors include orange, lemon/lime soda and some quince. The rose component is lost past the nose. The bubbles make the wine seem airy, the body is definitely light and the finish is balanced and surprisingly long at medium. Crisp and relatively fresh, if not a touch too sweet for my liking, this is a wine that needs to be drunk well chilled on a hot afternoon, basking away in the sunshine and nibbling on charcuterie. 88 points from me and for $12 it’s a 4 star effort. Salut….
Very pale yellow in the glass. The nose is very floral with strong peach and apricot notes. I also get walnut shells. On the palate this wine is very sweet- but not unctuous like a Sauternes. It’s got a silky mouthfeel but is quite refreshing as a chilled wine. Mango, passion fruit and peach all hit my tastebuds. There’s a very small trace of acidity which lends body to the mid palate. It’s a unique wine for sure- a cross between Riesling, a big Napa Chard, Gewurtztraminer and Pinot Grigio. Each of which give either to the flavors or the unique mouthfeel. Lychees and tropical fruits are the finish, which is decent in length on this Moscato blend. They say to pair this with dessert- without a doubt. It’s working as an aperitif for me though. Unique style, interesting flavors and the ability to start or finish an evening make this a special wine. I love this winery and think this is a bottle you should look for. 89 points and 5 stars for this $15 treat. Salut….
This is an interesting wine, made by Adler Fels winery and sold with a cause in mind. Some of the proceeds go to the National Park Foundation. It is a blend of Viognier, Moscato, Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. Very rustic in the glass, it is a very dark gold in color. An interesting nose of green guava, melon and pear. On the palate, grapefruit, melon and more pear. This wine is not overly acidic and the mouthfeel is quite warm, medium bodied. It drinks nicely and will go well with the pan roasted Cod I am preparing. It runs $13 and gets 87 points from me making it a 3 star wine. Salut….
If you have read my last two posts you will know I jetted off to Bali for the weekend. This is the wine I sipped on my first morning there, sitting poolside reading my wine book. It was the perfect setting, and a great refreshing wine to start my Balinese adventure off with. Here are my notes, I guessed the retail price for fun and hit it right on.
Very aromatic nose with apricots and floral notes
A cross between Riesling and Albariño
Very smooth mouthfeel with a creamy mousse
Not very acidic but well balanced
That makes this wine a 3 star effort in my books and worthy of any summer picnic, pool party or early evening aperitif. Salut….