Friday, August 21, 2009
Yes, I buy wine for the label
Well, not ALL wine, but this one? Yeah. Pretty much.
A few weeks ago, Dwight and I made a valiant attempt to buy out the liquor section of Super Target and I happened upon this wine. If you don't already know, I am, in fact, a middle sister: older sister, younger brother. So naturally, I was drawn to this winery's selection.
According to their website, Middle Sister has 6 wines. I happen to prefer white wines, so I looked at the Smarty Pants Chardonnay, Drama Queen Pinot Grigio and Wicked White, a white blend. I went with the Wicked White because I was digging the sound of the blend—Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc and Gewürztraminer. I love me some Gewürztraminer, so that sealed the deal.
I quite like it. I'm terrible at describing wine, this despite the fact that I took a 6 week wine appreciation course. I still pretty much stick with the varietals that I know I like and let the guy at the wine shop stear me in the right direction. He hasn't let me down yet.
But sometimes I'm on my own and just go for it. I'm a wild women. But since I'm crap at saying something other than, "It's good, I like it" or "It's citrusy...I think, definitely acidic" (SEE, part of the wine class stuck with me), so I'll let the good folks at Middle Sister do the talking.
From their website:
…melon, pear, tangerine, rose petals, lychee, lemon zest.
…the same fruit flavors that you smell – explode in your mouth. After a second or two, lush melon and sweet pear melt on your tongue. A lingering note of minerals finishes the sip.
Yeah, you know what. That is EXACTLY what I was going to say. Actually, I WAS thinking melon, but wasn't sure. "Is that melon?? *smacking lips then shugging* Maybe..."
Regardless, it's enjoyable and I'm definitely keeping the bottle. After all, I DID buy it for the label.
By the way, your eyes are not playing tricks on you and I didn't do some sort of weird perspective thing with the wine glass. It really is that huge. It's big enough to hold an entire bottle of wine. Oh, yeah.