Wednesday, 5/23, Little Rock, AR
After a day full of meetings and some equipment testing at work, I made my way home and pretended like the grass really doesn't need to be cut. Man it does grow fast here in the razorback state! I picked up today's reviewed wine with some trepidation as it was 1) cheap and 2) a Georges Duboeuf selection out of France. Now in the past I haven't particularly liked this vineyard's selections but, as you probably already know, I'm always on the prowl for good, inexpensive (sounds much nicer than cheap), wine to enjoy mid-week. This was one of those close-out, $3.99/bottle specials that I'm usually willing to take a gamble on and gamble I did. Needless to say my gamble paid off. This was a 60% Chardonnay/ 40% Sauvignon Blanc mix that was deep gold in color in the glass. On the nose I was able to pick up the typical lime and citrus flavors from the sauvignon blanc and a little oak from the chardonnay. In the mouth more citrus, some apple and pear notes as well as a little bit of the oak I picked up in the nose. A very nice lush, smooth finish made for an enjoyable bottle of wine for the middle of the week. I easily gave this one 4 Corkscrews due to it's excellent taste and incredible value at the close-out price. Not sure if you'll be able to find this, but if you do, pick up a bottle and enjoy. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!