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Another Excellent Value

January 27, 2007
My spreadsheet of wines was missing an entry in the price column for the wine I picked as our after dinner bottle. What can I say, the spreadsheet isn't perfect (sorry Huevos Con Vino, I know how much you love spreadsheets) especially when I found some of our receipts had gotten tossed as we worked our way down the west coast this summer. So I was a little afraid I might be choosing a pricey bottle, but I was wrong!

Anyway, the second bottle we drank last night was Nelson Family Vineyards 2005 Viognier. At only $16.80, this was quite a value. It was 14.8% alcohol by volume and had a real cork closure. Sorry, no picture, I forgot to take one!

The nose on this bottle was incredibly aromatic and I could smell it easily without even bringing my nose into my glass. Many flowers jumping out with a touch of honey, it made for a pleasant aroma. It actually reminded me of when honeysuckle was in bloom in my yard as a kid.

In the mouth, there were spiced peaches and a bit of honey, following through on the nose, but surprising me with the peaches and the spice! Overall, I thought the structure and acidity were very well done, holding in what could have been very sweet flavors, but turned out to be an enjoyable, balanced and surprising mouthful of flavors.

This is our only bottle of this one and unfortunately, it appears to be sold out. Oh well, there's always next year's release, which I'm sure we'll get in a club shipment. Great value, keep an eye out for next year's.

4 comments:

  1. huevosconvino said...

    You've got to keep your spreadsheets in check! *)

    1/28/07, 5:38 AM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    I know, I'm ashamed! :) And with another case and a half arriving the other day, I'm behind on updating it too!

    1/29/07, 9:03 AM  

  3. huevosconvino said...

    Do you use CellarTracker? Just curious...

    1/30/07, 12:25 AM  

  4. Sonadora said...

    No, I haven't gotten around to using CellarTracker yet. I've kind of been using the blog as a record of what we drink.

    1/30/07, 8:28 AM  

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