OK, this was quite a discovery. By that, I mean one that I likely won’t have again anytime soon. I was off and having a damned atrocious day while on vacation last October. I should preface this by saying that Dylan did an incredibly nice thing buying me this wine. He wasn’t sure what to get me and I told him to surprise me. Surprise it did. Again- he did me a huge favor. I feel obliged to disclose that before I trash the wine. He didn’t dislike it, the bit he had. I don’t recall if Felicia tried it or not, but I do think she did and gagged. Or smelled it and gagged. It wasn’t just me.
This wine is best described as having slight fruit flavors but those subtle tannins are overwhelmed by what can best be described as an overload of Aunt Jemima’s syrup. I felt like I should be at an I-Hop pancake-a-thon with this stuff. I did my usual trick- I shouldn’t say that, it sounds wrong!— I chilled the wine. Well, kids, that helped. Slightly. It turned from an overly maple-based wine to an overly maple-based wine gel. It got very thick- like freaking pancake syrup!!! I give it this- prior to drinking it, I had no appetite. It did make me want to scarf down pancakes, bacon, and eggs. I had been eating a sub, which it did NOT work with well at all. If you are pairing it with anything, pair it with breakfast! Then you’ll have a winner.
The label- I actually liked the label on this wine. The price- according to Dylan- was pretty freaking reasonable. If you like log cabin goodness in a bottle, this is it! If you are looking for a luscious red wine, well, I don’t think this is it. If you’re the type of person who downs Riesling like Lewinsky downed Clinton, well, you’ll dig this wine. if not(and I am NOT a sweet wine lover), then you’ll be disappointed. I would not give this a huge pat on the back. I would, however, give it a huge pat of butter- right on top of the pancakes that I am using the wine to cover.