Friday, December 18, 2009

Irony Chardonnay

Life's Strange Twists Wine Company

Napa Valley
Manteca, California, USA

$18.00 -- Wine Pro, Paducah, KY

Color: Pale greenish straw
Nose: Pear, apple, onion
Body: Medium
Front: Pear, white pepper, onion
Middle: Banana, inner tube, onion
Back: A little wood, honeysuckle, onion
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

In general, irony is a word we don't understand too well and use a bit too readily. Alanis Morrisette's song "Isn't It Ironic," which contains a string of examples of mere coincidence, rather than actual irony, is a good negative example. So I was perhaps prejudiced against this wine going into it.

Also, it's worth knowing that I'm roasting onions for an onion soup this evening.

I actually found this wine delightful, despite my dire feelings about its name and the powerful presence of onion in the kitchen.  It's not particularly complex, and has a bit of a short delivery and perhaps a little hollowness.  But I'm going to put on some Kingston Trio Christmas music and have another glass.