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June 15, 2018 by ZinCzar 6 Comments
Eric Awes says
$6.99 at Santee Grocery Outlet…WHAT A BUY!!
I know! I’ve literally paid more for this wine by-the-glass before than for the full bottle here.
This is made by a highly-regarded wine maker who focuses making livelier wines, as opposed to the long-hang-time big flavor big alcohol crowd. It is based on Vermentino. It is a screaming deal, best deal around other than that Spellbound Petite Sirah that was around for about 15 minutes.
This was a tough wine for me to rate. Personally I thought that it was great, but I LOVE acid, especially in my whites. The only real problems that I had is that most of the people I tasted this wine with thought the acid was so high that it over-shadowed many of the other, more subtle flavors, and made it a little one-dimensional. Extra bonus points for the 1-Liter format and the crown-cap. I hope more winemakers take note.
I love the acidity of this wine. Makes it refreshing. Most folks would probably appreciate it more with food, though, due to the acid.
Currently $20 at Wine.com, N. Berkeley Wine/Solano Cellars…
I quite liked the Italian vermentino (Monteverro ’14) they had at GO recently for I think $5 – fun to shop around on that one too; the 2014 is currently $16 on Vivino, the ’15 (JS 92) sold out @ Wine Access for $18, and someone at WineBid (K&L) paid $40 for two ’14s – so I tried this one too.
I agree it has a bracing acidity, but in my bottle it was more than offset by the residual sugar, coming across as slightly sweet to my palate, like a good German Spatlese. Very quaffable.
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