Sorting It Out

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Sort This Out Cellars.

I’ve been friends on Twitter with stoc, or really Felicia, the personality behind STOC, which stands for “Sort This Out Cellars” for quite some time.  Recently she tweeted about taking STOC on the road, and I wondered if they would be coming to Virginia, alas, no, but Felicia offered to send me my own personal “road show” to taste.  Among the wines was the 2006 Sort This Out Cellas Viva Las Vegas California White Wine.  Viva Las Vegas White retails for $15, has a cork closure, and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found honeysuckle, white flowers, orange zest, golden delicious apple, lemon, pepper, and pear.  In the mouth I got spice, pepper, apple, crisp pear, lemon, white pepper, orange, orange zest, and tangerine.  I like the finish on this one. It struck me as clean and zippy. The Viva Las Vegas would make a great wine to enjoy poolside on a hot day.

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4 Responses

  1. We always try to have a zippy finish! :) Glad you enjoyed the wine. – Felicia

  2. That sounds totally yummy. Curious to know if you learned any information from her about the origins of the wine label etc.? It is really cool and I dig the throw back to the pin up days.

  3. Thanks Felicia!

    Michael-Felicia is traveling at the moment, but said she’d stop back in to talk about it!

  4. Michael – Sorry for the delay in response. Was on the road at some wine tastings the last couple days in Vegas…..go figure! Glad you like the label. My husband Jeff designs all of the Sort This Out Cellars labels. Our Viva Las Vegas line of wines was inspired by old cinema posters of the 50ies & 60ies era. We tried to capture the fun and spirit of vintage Vegas. With all of our wine brands we try to have fun with the labels and packaging. We see them as being just as important as the wine in the bottle. Cheers, Felicia

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