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!