So I’m a day late (or rather, quite a few days late) and a dollar short on the Winter Solstice thing, but I’m celebrating the lengthening days (woo hoo, it’s getting dark after 6pm again!) and the coming of Spring with lots of white wines. Tonight being no exception, I chose the 2007 De La Montanya Felta Creek Solstice White Wine. It cost $19.20 in a club shipment, clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, and had a real cork closure. The wine is a blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier, Gewurztraminer, and Muscat.
The wine struck me as very aromatic. I found aromas of melon, tropical fruit, slight lemon, and star fruit. The melon mostly dominated the nose and I think the wine may have seen some neutral oak as there seemed to be something creamy/verging on almost vanilla peeking out from underneath the fruit. In the mouth I got flavors of slight pink grapefruit, meyer lemon, lots of melon, white peach, apricots, and oranges. The wine had a nice crisp element, but rounded out nicely from what I think are oak influences. The acidity showed through and suggested this would make a great food wine or a summer porch sipper! Hurry up summer!