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Kudos to the winemaker for such a deft touch and avoiding the buttery overoaked character so often seen in Chardonnays developed in new oak.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. I know. Just how many times am I going to review this wine?!?
For many years, Nevada wines were known for their relentless mediocrity - they seemed to be White Zinfandel wannabes - and there wasn't much that the serious wine person could glean from them other than a collective meh.
Instead of pairing with the dish, I felt that it was coyly teasing it.
This would be fabulous with a weekend late evening summer dinner of salads, light meats, and other summer fare. It also pairs well with writing, because it's what I'm drinking now as I sit at the keyboard.
Yeah, yeah. I know I'm late to the party in getting on the Sideways bandwagon, but I don't care.
It isn't a world-changing wine, but it is one of the few California Sauv Blancs that I actually like. This is easily another Ernest Hemingway wine.
Drinking this wine and imagining oysters made me think of a Hemingway quote from A Moveable Feast: As I ate the oysters with their strong taste of the sea and their faint metallic taste that the cold white wine washed away, leaving only the sea taste and the succulent texture...
So if a couple like Adam and Dianna can manage to create well over a dozen different Pinot Noirs from many disparate regions and still have them TASTE LIKE PINOT NOIR, then what the hell's wrong with the nitwits whose Pinot Noir tastes like dreck? I don't get it.
It's one of a new type of wine from a maverick group of winemakers who are taking traditional grapes and doing very untraditional things with them.