Weekend Wine Reviews #22


Petals, 2008, Gewurztraminer, Germany, $8.99.  They totally had me with this label.  It’s a shameless ploy to hook in women like me.  Seriously, who could resist.  They say: aromas and flavors of pineapple, lychee, and ripe pears create a perfect balance of sweetness and acidity.  We say:  big time pear and sweet, soft fruit.  Also, we need to find out what lychee taste like.  Very good, very light.  Buy again:  Yes!! 

Layer Cake Malbec

Layer Cake, Malbec, 2008, Mendoza.  Okay.  This is going to be a weird review so bear with me.  I don’t know how much this cost, because it was brought to a celebration dinner (hubby’s birthday, mother’s day, daughter leaving country), by middle daughter’s oh-so-fabulous boyfriend.  We opened the wine at the restaurant and I didn’t have any since I was drinking the white wine below.  It sat open through our whole dinner right between two seafood pasta dinners.   We corked it up, brought it home, and had it on Sunday evening to do a review.  When we opened it up, it tasted like anchovies.  Seriously, it was fishy pasta in a bottle.  Though after letting it breathe for about 30 minutes, while we discussed wines absorbing odors, it was better.  Way better.  Hubby said it was great at the restaurant, and I’m sure it was, I just don’t have anything intelligent to say about it right now (though that rarely stops me).  We’ll try it again.

Crios Torrontes

Crios de Susanna Balboa, Torrontes, 2009, Argentina.  The white wine brought by middle daughters fabulous boyfriend!  Seriously a boyfriend that brings a bottle of white and a bottle of red.  He is a keeper.  And so is this wine.  They say:  intensely floral, citrusy aroma similar to a Viognier with the dry crisp taste of a Sauvignon Blanc.  We say:  yummy!  We agree with everything they said.  Especially love the long finish.  Buy again:  Definitely!!

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  1. says

    I love the label on the PEtals. I am always buying for labels. I am adding this one to the list to try. Thanks for your reviews!

  2. says

    This is what I need. A boyfriend to bring me wine. Or to have a daughter who’s BF can bring me wine.

    I love that first one!

  3. says

    I love those crispy whites wines for summer, so refreshing on a warm evening. Malbecs are my new favorite red wines.