By: Simple Hedonisms Wine Blog |
Review Date: 2/5/2011
My relationship with Rhones from Oz is still exploratory and in the courtship stage. My palate is not fan of the commonly found over ripe, flabby Shiraz and Viognier one can pick up quite easily.
The 90 WS didn't really carry a lot of weight, and the <$15 price more scared me. It's not a value if I pour it down the drain. But I was wandering through K&L awaiting will call pick up and thought why not, Marsanne always adds interesting character to Rhone white blends, especially viognier based.
Color: pale yellow straw; very clear
Nose: Abundant; white peach, green apple, guava, lime; oyster shell
Mouth: Lush; big stone fruit, citrus, melon. Some minerality. Good acidity at finish, only 13% alcohol.
Recommend. a Quaffer alone; have to ponder more what food I would pair with this besides shellfish. Re-ordered.