I hate to just put this wine was excellent. It was beyond excellent. Before I go into what makes it so awesome, let me just say I served it this weekend when my mother-in-law was up. She's ok with the occasional sip of wine but it's not really her thing.
She ASKED for a small glass.
My husband took the rest of my glass?I first poured a bit & was tasting & had hubby taste & then he had his mom taste. The rest, hubby enjoyed thoroughly & he's a tough nut to crack.
So, let's see, very light in color. Light grapefruit fragrance. Hubby thought it was more tart apple, m-i-l & I were both "no, grapefruit."
The front flavor was very tart but not puckery. The middle flavor was almost like butterscotch. It coated the tongue with almost a hint of vanilla. The final flavor was dry?I thought it was the slightest bit bitter.
We had it as a before dinner drink. I could see having it with very spicy clean tasting foods like Thai. I'd drink it with fish with a cream sauce. Any chicken dish. Maybe a veal if it had a light sauce. This is a light wine and very refreshing. I'm adding a ton more to my basket since I want to get a bunch to enjoy in the warm months of summer (ok, and Fall?the big secret is California near the coast is the hottest in the early Fall)
Lara on F. Stephen Millier Angels Reserve Viognier 2013
I love the fresh burst of peaches when I drank this wine. But don't think it's a sweet wine. It's well balanced so as to be refreshing. It's great just by itself or with the usuals. I could see having it with a spicy Chinese/Thai meal or (as I did last night) with fried chicken and the usual summer salads. And then I enjoyed the last glass with my feet up on the couch thinking it was a marvelous way to end a good day.
Lara on Rachis by Randy Hester Texas Mourvedre 2015
Absolutely delightful!! I saw someone say it smelled of Twizzlers...It DOES...but it's not sweet. It's a lighter cherry colored dry red wine that is delicious right now, no waiting.
It has a slight tartness that would go well with a barbecue sauce (no matter which region...it'd be fine with all of them) or just a nice dry rub beef rib that's been slow cooked over charcoal in a kettle.
This is a meat lovers wine.
I could even picture serving it with chicken (properly marinated and grilled, of course)
And don't forget the grilled veggies, potatoes and beans.
For the vegetarians, throw a large portobello on the grill! The light tannins of this wine will blend well with the earthiness.
And yes, it would go great with Tapas...a lovely bit of manchego cheese, olives, and a relaxing sunset.
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