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Blends Rule!

September 10, 2008
*Disclaimer: I received this bottle as a sample because I am a member of WineQ's Beta Club.

The wine for the night was the 2005 Vare Vineyards Bianco. It's a blend of Ribolla Gialla, Pinot Grigio, Tocai Friulano, Sauvignon Blanc, and Chardonnay. I love wine blends, I find them to be really interesting and I like to see how the different grapes work together. The wine comes in a 500mL bottle, has a plastic cork, clocks in at 14.5% alochol by volume, and can be purchased from WineQ for $22.49.

On the nose I found toffee, caramel, honey, oak, sandalwood, clove, lemon, tropical fruit. In the mouth the wine was creamy! I got flavors of cream, grapefruit, apple, lemon, pineapple, and tropical fruit. The wine had a medium body, was surprisingly tart, very crisp, and had a long finish. I thought it was quite tasty and totally different form any other wine I've ever had. I think I'm digging the Ribolla Gialla grape, this is now the second time I've had it from Vare vineyards and I really like it. I also love that the wine comes in a 500mL bottle, it's perfect for just a couple glasses.

2 comments:

  1. Lynn W.G. said...

    I stumbled upon your blog and enjoyed reading this post, being a fellow obscure white varietal lover. Not familiar with Vare but will check out their wines!

    9/14/08, 5:03 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    This is the second bottle I've had from them, very interesting wines. Welcome, I hope you come back again!

    9/28/08, 1:13 PM  

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