Friday, August 1, 2008

Childress Classic Blush

Wine: Childress Classic Table Blush
Purchased: Native Vine Cellars and Tasting Room, Nags Head, NC
Price: $10.99

Edit: I found this wine for $8.99 at our local Food Lion. Figures that it would be cheaper here!

"Classic Blush The off-dry blend boasts plenty of tropical fruit aromas set off by notes of strawberry and apple. The mouthfeel is intense and powerful and finishes with well-defined balance and acidity. Served chilled as an aperitif or as a refreshing summer drink. " ~

When my husband and I go on vacation, we tend to pick a local wine or two as a momento of our trip. Recently, we visted the illustrious Outer Banks of North Carolina. We stumbled upon an interesting wine shop at Jockey's Ridge Crossing Shops. We toyed with the idea of doing a wine tasting ($6 for 5 wines and a souvenir wine glass, I believe), but we opted for a bottle of local wine. (In retrospect, I wish we had done both. Oh well.) The hubs has an afinity for NASCAR, so we went for wine from the Childress Winery, the reputable NASCAR owner.

The wine had a refreshing, light taste. It's also more on the dry side, rather than sweet. Not a very complex wine…"Fruity, yet one dimensional with a smooth finish," as observed by the boy. The scent has a very light floral scent that is easy to miss if you don't pay close attention. Overall, it's a nice basic wine, particularly for novice tasters.

Rating: 3 1/2 stars

1 comment:

Crystal said...

Gotta love NC wines! They are my favorites, but then again, I may be partial :)