For a Change

Well, I do have several more Italian Reds to review for you, but I like to mix things up sometimes and keep it interesting (well, hopefully!). So today we leave Italy and Europe and return to North America for one of the California wines that lives in my basement. As you probably know by now, most of the wines that hang out in my basement are from California and I supplement with purchases online and from local wine shops to bring you wines from other areas.

We’re diving back into one of my favorite California producers, as I just received a half case of wine from a club shipment. The wine is a 2006 De La Montanya Felta Creek Summer White. I’ve previously reviewed the 2005 vintage of this wine, you can read that review here. The wine came in a club shipment, is available for $19 a bottle, but cost us $15.20 with the club discount, had a real cork closure, and clocked in at 14% alcohol by volume.

On the nose I found peach, vanilla, orange, and tropical fruit. In the mouth there were flavors of honey, pear, peach, citrus, pineapple, and tropical fruit. I really enjoyed the flavors in this wine. It would make a great summer wine (duh) and I can picture us drinking it on the patio in 100 degree weather…which we sadly get quite a bit of here in VA in the summer months! The wine had a great mouthfeel, not too heavy, but crisp and it felt just right. It goes down easy and is nice and smooth.