Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Hog Wilde Chardonnay

Glenlyon Vineyards & Winery
Hog Wilde
Sonoma Valley, Parmalee-Hill Vineyard
Glen Ellen, California
$17.75 -- 58 Degrees, Tucson, AZ

Color: Intense gold
Nose: Pears
Body: Medium
Front: Pear, wood
Middle: Cilantro, hamburger
Back: Butter
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Plastic

Don't be put off by the unusual bottle. The spelling of "Wilde" in its name demands fabulous spectacularity. This is a delightful wine, especially for summer. It's about a thousand degrees here in Tucson today, and this wine is a perfect accompaniment to death-dealing heat. It's not super-long on the palate, but it does have some really interesting flavors going on in there. Don't be put off by the hamburger. Embrace the hamburger. Besides, maybe I'm just hungry.