A VALENTINE’S PAIR
$$ but worth it
I seldom recommend wines that I think are overpriced, but sometimes it’s worth paying a little more for appropriateness. And novelty. Such as the newly arrived pair of wines from the Sokol Blosser winery in Oregon. Both have fantasy names, cool-looking labels and are highly suggestive of fun times ““ romantic or otherwise. And best of all they deliver on their promise. Which is more than can be said for some Valentine treats.
The white is a multi grape blend that comes across as a non-oaked Chard wearing the perfume of Gewurztraminer. Soft and playful with the innocent charm of Nora Jones voice. Sip and relax. At first I thought it was too nice, but it kept bringing me back for more. So I surrendered ““ and loved it.
Meditrina is also a multi grape blend that feel a lot like Pinot Noir. Lots of play and charm. Shades of a Californian Zin that got hooked up with a fun/fresh Valpolicella. Dangerously gulpable and seductive. Living up to its name ““ Meditrina was the Roman goddess of wine.
Both wines are more suggestive of fun than food. But you’ll find they partner well with whatever you’re eating ““ when the mood is lighthearted.
Maybe these wines are not overpriced. You just need to bring imagination into the picture.
SOKOL BLOSSER 09 “˜Evolution No#9′, United States 206870 $19.95
SOKOL BLOSSER 09 “˜Meditrina’ , United States 206888 $19.95
(Both are ‘regular’ LCBO products, not Vintages)