Anyone who knows me will attest that wine is something that makes me very, very happy. Because of this, I thought that perhaps I should start doing a weekly wine review. I figured if I do this I’ll continue to educate myself about vino and offer (hopefully) helpful suggestions to those of you who are also wine lovers. Now, I will preface this by stating I’m still learning about wine and I still have a hell of a time describing flavors and scents, but I hope with practice (and your patience) I’ll get better and better at writing reviews.
Lets get on with it, shall we?
My favorite wine shop (Vinosity) has done it again. I made a visit Vinosity last Thursday in search of a new favorite libation (and, if I’m totally honest another bottle of my go-to favorite Cabernet). I always trust the advice of Kim Kelly, the proprietor of this fine establishment to direct me to my new favorite, as she listens intently as you make her a list of the characteristics that embody your favorite indulgences and then can guides you to various gems that line their shelves. This past week, I was guided to a Tommasi white: Vivicolori Vigneto Le Rosse Pinot Grigio. Cost-wise, this wine rings in at $18.99 (slightly steep, but worth the extra cash for such a treat).
I’ve been almost an exclusive red wine drinker for the past year but I trusted the review and with the rising temperatures we’ve been experiences in Culpeper as of late, I thought this would be a light alternative to the full-bodied reds I’ve been enjoying as of late. I got home on Thursday and opened the bottle and was very pleasantly surprised.
This wine has a light floral nose with a crisp, almost floral flavor lightly sweet taste; indeed, upon finishing the bottle I remarked that the palate offers an almost purple-y violet tone to it. I have become skiddish with white wines because most that I’ve experienced are simply too sweet or have a gnarly finish. This one was a pleasant surprise: it’s lovely, light and refreshing and goes well with food as we well as standing well on its own (an excellent drinkin’ wine). This is a perfect to enjoy outside on a warm spring or summer afternoon or evening.