Porch Sippers

Spring is in the air, I swear! My Daffodils have actually already bloomed and faded, as have my Hyacinths.  I’m only waiting on my Peonies and Irises and then my garden will be done for the Spring. However, the weather doesn’t seem to agree with me as it’s mid-April and only 42 degrees out….thankfully we are headed for warmer parts in Sonoma and Napa this week!  Last night I chose the 2007 Stevenot Verdelho from Calaveras County.  I picked this up last fall on my swing through Murphys.  It retails for $15, though I paid something less than that with a discount, had a plastic cork, and clocked in at 14.6% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found flowers, honey, honeysuckle, orange blossom, citrus, peach, lemon, and some tropical notes.  The aromas on this wine just poured out of the glass.  In the mouth I got flavors of peach, orange, lots of lemon, a little honey, slight spice, and apricot.  This wine would be perfect to enjoy on the porch with the hot weather I know will get here eventually!

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4 Responses

  1. Great recommendation! With springtime pretty much upon us, its nice to know which tasty light wines to stock up on for porch sippin’ and afternoons in the garden. Cheers!

  2. Thanks for spreading the word about our Verdelho…if any of your readers want to give it a try, they can buy it online through our Website at http://www.stevenotwinery.com

  3. Thanks for spreading the word about our Verdelho …. it is one of my favorite whites too! if any of your readers want to give it a try, they can buy it online through our Website at http://www.stevenotwinery.com

  4. Was well worth it Erica!

    Thanks Kate and Monique…sorry I didn’t reply early, somehow your comments got sent to spam!

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