Monday, August 24, 2009

Yellow + Blue Torrontes

Wine: Yellow + Blue Torrontes
Price: $13.00
Store: The Virginia Wine Experience

"Light yellow with hints of green. Expansive and fresh aroma of peach, cantaloupe, and pineapple, with a hint of lime. Fresh and lively, with medium weight, nice acidity, and a long fruit and mineral laden finish. Complements smoked meats, mild to medium strong cheeses as well as spicy foods."

Last weekend, we were in the downtown area of this quaint little Virginia town. The staff at this store is great-and I love the way it's set up. So this litte bottle, I mean box, of wine intrigued us. We asked one of the clerks how the local wine snobs had responded to this wine. He said that as a wine snob himself, but when something is good and works, don't question it. That was enough for the hubs and I to try it. Apparently the packaging is very environmentally friendly, and the grapes are all organic. Best of all, this container is a full liter, not just 750 ml like most bottles of wine.

It's a pretty nice wine. I feel that the website's description is fairly accurate. There is a light, fruity taste to this. I feel the pineapple is probably the most prevalent fruit taste. The wine is acidic, but not to the point that it is difficult to drink. We enjoyed it tonight with some pork, mashed potatoes, and broccoli. It was great. This is a white wine you could enjoy year round-light enough for spring and summer, but heavy enough to enjoy during the fall or winter.

Rating: 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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