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Pretty Darn Tasty

December 10, 2007
*Disclaimer: I received this bottle from WineQ because I am a member of their Beta Club.

This bottle of 2005 Barreto Cellars Verdelho came several shipments ago from WineQ and I have been very delinquent in reviewing it. It hails from the Lodi appellation on the Central Coast of California. It had a real cork closure, clocks in at 14.7% alcohol by volume, and can be purchased from WineQ for $14.99.

On the nose I found citrus, tropical fruits, honeysuckle, and minerals. The nose was quite aromatic, you didn't have to get too close to your glass to smell this one (hence, I didn't end up with a nose full of wine this time!). In the mouth there were flavors of grapefruit, other citrus, peach, and tropical notes.

Overall the wine was tangy, very very crisp, acidic and a bit different than anything else I've had. I believe this is only my second Verdelho, so I'm still not sure quite what to expect from them, but I really like them. I think this would be a great choice for appetizers at all those upcoming holiday parties as the grapefruit flavors are quite strong and palate cleansing and would do well up against creamy dips and cheeses.


  1. MonkuWino said...

    I think you and I had similar perceptions about this wine. The aromas are sooo nice. I guess where we differ was on the palate - it was almost all grapefruit for me and certainly palate cleansing! It's a well-made wine.

    As always, an enjoyable review to read!

    12/11/07, 12:41 AM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    Hey Monku-

    This kind of wine is right up my alley. I'm a bit obsessed with crisp white wine!

    1/4/08, 11:09 AM  

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