*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.