San Luis Obispo, California, USA
$13.99 -- Whole Foods, Austin, TX
Color: Very pale straw
Nose: Pineapple, lemon, jalapeño
Front: Lemon, berries
Back: Lemongrass, a little rock
Burns clean?: Yes
This is a perfect late spring afternoon wine, and it's good with food. If Chardonnay is starting to bore you, try this one out--also, it's certified sustainably made, so that is cool if you like politics with your wine, as many of us do. The wine is well-balanced, easy-drinking; almost dangerous.
I'm listening to Robert Plant and Allison Krauss--one of the down-tempo tracks--with this, and it's a perfect match. It was good on day two as well, just thrown back in the fridge with the screwcap on.