Sight: A pretty light gold.
Smell: A musky petunia starfruit with lavender syrup kind of oozes out of the glass. There’s also a crisp green apple, slight orange, and light honeydew.
Sip: The start is a bit crisp, but it smooths out. It’s a heavy sort of velvet mouth feel, but utterly bone dry. Lemon, orange blossom, and unripe apricot. Very minor honeysuckle. [A.B.V. 13.5%]
Savor: Slightly spicy, a cinnamon cardamom note, but mostly floral. A bit like a short walk through a garden.
Overall, this wine is good, but it’s not exciting. While it does play up it’s complexity, it’s a little bit muddled. Definitely worth a try if you like Chardonnay’s feel or Viognier’s flavor, but not going to be a Riesling fan favorite.
Price: $5.99 [Trader Joe’s Exclusive]
D.O. Colchagua Valley, Chile