Image via WikipediaWe have ordered way too much wine of late, but how could we resist? Here are some impressions of wines mentioned in recent posts.
A four-pack of wines from Bodhichitta arrived (we paid for them), and we popped the Radiant Rhubarb straight into the fridge. Hands up all of you who have had a rhubarb wine before. We thought not. This was really wild. Radiant, indeed, it positively glowed with a color comparable to pink lemonade. The winemaker followed a 50-year-old recipe he got from his grandmother, and we were pleasantly surprised that the wine was truly dry. We shared the wine with friends, who liked the wine more or less based on how much they like rhubarb. So the wine truly captured the essence of the source material. We think this bodes well for the rest of the wines we ordered, which we will report on in due time.
We ordered a full case of wines from BevMo, taking advantage of the 5-cent sale mentioned a few posts back. Our first wine disappointed. Renwood is a well-respected Amador Foothills winery famous for Zinfandel and perhaps best known for its Grandpere and Grandmere vineyards. We snapped up two bottles of the 2005 Grandmere Vineyard Zinfandel, but found it cloying, with a pronounced buttery note that we do not appreciate in our red wines (or whites, for the most part). Beyond that, there was little varietal Zinfandel character, and not much else to get us excited. We paired the wine with lamb gyros made by a friend. The combination should have been stellar, but instead only the gyros were. Oh, well.