DRINK WHITE AFTER LABOR DAY (IT’S OK) The jury may still be out on whether or not one can wear white after Labor Day, but who cares as long as you can drink it?! There is a whole world of white wine out there for the pickin’ and drinkin’! Sure, the standard go-to’s of Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio, and Sauvignon Blanc all have their place at the table, but how about getting a little daring and trying something new like a Marsanne or a Viogner or better yet, a combo platter of both?!
That’s right, today I am enjoying a 50/50 blend of Marsanne and Viogner from Treana Vineyards, 2010, a white Rhone blend. His particular wine has aromas of canned cocktail fruit, citrus, and pineapple. Flavors follow with floral notes, honey, minerality and hints of pineapple and pear. It is smooth, balanced, and creamy – delicious!
So if you are reading this after Labor Day, go ahead and sport that bright white belt and wingtips and pour yourself a white wine made from a grape(s) that may be challenging to pronounce (kidding). When you do, feel free to drop me an e-mail and let me know about your experience. Sláinte!
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