With this disclaimer to having authority outside of economic gain (Which clouds perspective), or some magical transmutation of palate due to "paper" (Certified Wine Taster), this post is just a continuation of my exploration into the very deep world of wine as I find it.
Don't get mad, but understand that I'm looking to express vino verità; when I say that a vintage of Bare Foot Merlot was undrinkable to me, I'm not trying to make an enemy (I have met others that love this wine), but honestly, I would not drink wine if that was the only wine in the world; I'd rather drink Grape juice, and maybe this is the key to this post's White Wine recommendation for summertime wine lovers, even Red Wine drinkers, like me, just might find how good some White Wines are.
Though I've read about Verdelho White Wine, I've never come across this varietal (Until now). Verdelho has its origins in Portugal (Prominently on Madeira Island), but has become rooted in Australia, Spain (Verdello), and Argentina.
Molly Dooker McLaren Vale (The Violinist) 2010 Verdelho,
$24.00-$33.00, 92 points,
made a first impression of lush flavor: of crisp pure pear, cool green apple, sweet kiwi, and a hint of lime, but don't miss the pure glassy mineral color, aroma of subtle honeysuckle-pear, and a gentle finish of sweet spice (Medium-dry).
This wine can stand alone, a sipper or a gulper, but I loved this wine with Lobster Rangoon and General Tao's Chicken, but believe me, this wine was even OK with Hamburg Pizza as well.
I am not one for the overwhelming taste of alcohol, and this wine didn't disappoint at all, and with 15.5% alcohol, that's amazing.
I felt foolish scoring this wine 92 points, because the professionals scored The 2010 Violinist in the mid eighties, but this Newbie stands by my high praise.
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