This was an impulse buy. Trader Joe’ing it again. D picked out this one. We both liked the label. I also am sure that we had another vino by them, because that label is familiar in the styling. I think it was likely the Velvet Moon I had tried in the past; pretty sure that unless you beg him repeatedly or hold a pea-shooter to his head, D will not drink red wine. It retailed for around $5.99. Not sure what I thought of the Velvet Moon, but I think it made more of an impact than this one did.
No real distinctive bouquet on opening it. We had chilled it a bit, but after having a quick sip, it went right back in, likely in the hope that chilling it further would bring out more flavor, etc. That did not happen. It tastes lightly of citrus and not much else. I didn’t pick up grapefruit, which I did expect. Maybe a little bit peach? There really isn’t much in the way of flavor for me to review, honestly. It was like a slightly crisp extremely light white wine. It was nice, but it wasn’t astoundingly vibrant. It was really what I would call a sipping wine. D and I will likely snip at each other like repressed housewives over this review, but again, if I’m missing something, you guys have to tell me. White is not my normal flavor to savor. There is no bitter aftertaste, but then again, there really wouldn’t be much of one, because there wasn’t much in the way of taste with this one.
I would say that this is just an okay wine. I have no big beefs with it, except that in these white wine trials, I hope to have one that knocks me off my chair and changes my perceptions of what I’ve tried with white over the years. This was not one of those, unfortunately.