We’ve recently started a monthly wine club with a few of our friends. We’re working through the suggested tastings in Great Wine Made Simple: Straight Talk from a Master Sommelier. I’m just going to be giving a quick run-down of this month’s wines.
2012 Robert Mondavi Napa Valley Moscato D’oro
I don’t normally like Moscato, but this one is frankly delicious. We served ice-cold (like a slurpee). It was clear with a light aroma. It was obviously very sweet, light-bodied, and short on the finish. Overall a 5-start rating.
2011 Lucien Crochet Sancerre
This Sancerre (Loire Valley) Sauvignon Blanc was pale with a citrus aroma. Off-dry and medium-acidity, it was full-bodied with an everlasting finish. Overall a 4-star.
2011 Eberle Chardonnay
This Chardonnay from Paso Robles was straw-colored with a strong aroma of melon. It was dry and full-bodied, with a long finish. Overall, I give it 4-stars.
2010 Selbach Oster Riesling
This German Riesling was nearly unaminously-voted our least favorite. Lemon-colored with a light pear aroma, it was cloyingly sweet and light-bodied with a nonexistent finish. I give it a 2-star rating and would not drink again.