Do you think I'm going to say bad things about a well-made example of my favorite varietal? I think not.
I've been fortunate enough to taste a Riesling that was nearly 30 years old, and it was glorious. A deep, rich gold with flavors of honey and octane. Delicious.
Since my years of spring chickenhood are far behind me, I decided to cap the "aging" time frame at about ten years. Seems reasonable.
You know when you taste a wine with someone and it’s so good that you lock eyes with the other person? Well, this is one of those wines.
As I noted earlier, I didn't need something from the I-Can't-Believe-I-Spent-That-Much-For-A-Bottle-Of-Wine cooler. So the Hahn Pinot fit the bill perfectly.
The finish was exquisite, lengthy, and sensual, which gave me a "I'll have what's she's having" moment which the men around me immediately noticed.
And then I tasted it. Dammit.
I almost never talk about "budget-friendly" wines. But this bottle caught my eye when I was doing research (yeah, that's it) for another project I'm working on.
It tasted like cherry soda that had passed by a wine barrel while picking up nuances of Skittles.
The official name of the Strip, by the way, is Las Vegas Blvd. And I'm not a "Stripper." Get it?
There's nothing cheap at Whole Foods, right? In fact, Whole Foods' wine prices (motto: "Why pay less?") are notoriously higher than anywhere else.
Now that I have your attention, I just wanted to share a little about the amazing weekend I spent with The Wineaux Guy™ and talk about some of the fabulous wines we had.