When I taste a wine that I really consider outstanding, I want to tell people about it. Shout it out from the rooftops, so to speak.
So, here I am on my rooftop shouting: I loved both of these wines!
At the Slow Bowl in Paso Robles a week ago, my sister and I wanted to start out with a white wine, but not a chardonnay. Although I still like good chards, I've been there and done that.
So, Shannon poured us each a glass of 2007 Peachy Canyon Viognier. Wow! We both loved it!
Here is what Peachy Canyon says about the viognier:
Smells like a bowl full of tropical fruits followed with bright and crisp flavors. Peaches, pineapples, bananas and other citrus notes make up the flavors and aromas. There is a slight hint of oak to give the wine a bit of tannin on the palate and some minimal spice aromas.
Although it seems expensive at $25 a bottle (I have only found it on sale on the winery website), I am going to keep my eye out for some discounted bottles. Because it was really GOOD!
My second pick of the week also came from Paso Robles - I bought it at the PR Vons on my way out of town because it was on sale. 2005 Opolo Sangiovese. Another Wow!
This is from the Opolo website:
The Sangiovese is a full bodied wine featuring fruit forward characteristics of raspberry and black cherry. It is easy to drink and has soft tannins and subtle oak nuances. This is a very food friendly wine. It is great with red tomato based sauces, sausage, peppers, pizza and even hearty enough to pair with lamb, veal or braised beef.
I have tasted quite a few bottles of sangiovese lately, but this one surpassed them all. If you get a chance, give it a try. $24 a bottle on the winery website, but you can find it for less at other locations.
Every so often, I will post another couple of wines that I have really liked. Stay tuned!