White blends tend to be all the vogue, and have a particularly good propensity to pair well with a variety of foods because of their diverse character. Back in turkey season, Big House White did a fantastic job of blending grapes to create a product that was better than the some of its parts. Can Kitchen Sink White replicate the experience with Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, and Gewurztraminer, or is it it just trying to do too much?
Sight: Light, straw, hints of gold
Smell: Very round smelling, notes of apple, pear, melon, and flowers waft up. It’s thankfully on the dry side.
Sip: There’s no doubt it’s dry, and the acid is a little low given the smell. The chardonnay really holds the body together, putting an apple base under floral notes and lemon pith.
Savor: The finish is a bit on the tart side, evoking lightly melon flavors.
Kitchen Sink White is just kind of oddly not that flavorful, but carries a heavy handed lean toward Chardonnay. This of course mean Chardonnay lovers will find this to be interesting, especially if they like Sauvignon Blanc. Sadly, it’s not nearly as smooth as Big House White. While Kitchen Sink White can stand in as a substitute for Chardonnay, it’s not the most entertaining or elegant white. Try at your own risk.
Verdict: Tart, Apple, Flowers, Flabby
Blend: Chardonnay, Chenin Blanc, Gewürztraminer