Friday, February 29, 2008

2006 Tablas Creek Vermentino

The wine for this week was produced by Tablas Creek. It was purchased from the winery for $21.60.

This is my first Vermentino and I wasn't sure what to expect, but I thought it would be sort of Riesling-like with aromas leaping from the glass for some reason. I thought wrong.

Pale in color, the aromas were reticent. I agree with the winery's "peppered citrus" description. Palate-wise I must agree too, finding green apple and lime. There was also a slate component. This wine had a long finish, with good acidity that I really didn't notice at first but all of a sudden it was there. Sounds kind of stupid to say it that way but that's the only way I can describe it.

This is a subtle, elegant and understated wine that kept me coming back for more. It's by no means one of those hit-you-in- the-face wines - this is one to appreciate its elegance. It gets two thumbs up from me!

And below is the YouTube video that I thought matched the wine very nicely. If it isn't visible to you, click here to see it.

View the Amazon product page for the above DVD and the music soundtrack MP3 download, respectively:

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