Thursday, September 19, 2013

Kitchen Sink - Total Wine

Often the rating on a bottle of wine from a wine magazine (like Wine Speculator [what I call "Wine Spectator" after my mother-in-law got me a subscription to it 10 years ago] or Wine Advocate) is corporately driven, mass marketing targeted, and oblivious to the really good wines that are less than $10 a bottle.  Sure, not every bottle under $10 is great, and some are not even good, but many are wonderful, drinkable, delicious and affordable table wines.

Dr Desert Flower scored such a wine in Kitchen Sink, at Total Wine just before Labor Day.  Kitchen Sink had a "favorite selection" of one of the Total Wine employees, but at $5 / bottle, of course it was not rated by any wine magazines.  With the attitude of "if it is not very tasty, I might make a sauce with it" she bought the bottle.  We drank it the weekend before labor day, and it was great!  Smooth, pleasant on the tongue initially and at the back as well, with a slightly fruity aroma, but not overpoweringly so.  We enjoyed it, and at $5 a bottle, everyone who likes a pleasant white wine can too.

The back label says it is a mix of Chardonnay (which DDF detests), Chenin Blanc, and Gew√ľrztraminer, bottled in Santa Rosa CA by "Kitchen Sink Blends".  Nice job, KSB!

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