Another distributor brought in 4 different white wines. A couple of the wines we tasted were already represented varietals of similar quality currently in our store. One of the wines that I didn’t purchase was a Muscadet from France. Muscadet’s are known to be the perfect wine with shellfish. They are very minerally with a limey briny finish. We have a very nice Muscadet for purchase in the store if you are interested in trying a nice example of Muscadet. There was an interesting white that just might be in a future silver white wine club. It was a Roussanne , Grenache Blanc Blend from the Languedoc in France.
The last distributor I tasted with had 6 wines. 5 of the 6 wines were awful, 2 of those 5 I couldn’t get past the smell and barely took a sip. The nose of the wine pretty much told the story of the inferior quality of these wines. The last wine was excellent and could possibly be a wine club wine. The wine I am talking about is made by 2 master somms in California. They source the fruit and then make the wine. This wine was good enough for Gold 1, however there isn’t enough supply of the vintage I tasted for the Gold 1 so I have to make a decision to either make this a Gold 2 or wait and try the new vintage. This GSM (Grenache, Syrah, Movedre) will be in the store even if they don’t have the supply for the club.
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---The Wine Whisperer