Monday, February 4, 2008
I found a bargain Napa Valley white at our local wine shop. The Bridesmaid will run you about $19 . The mind's behind this label are three premium winemakers, Josh Peeples (Chateau Boswell), Drew Neiman (Kongsgaard, Neiman Cellars), and Pam Starr (Crocker & Starr, Spottswoode). They have collaborated together by blending their excess barrels and creating a wine that was destined to be always a bridesmaid never a.. Anyway, even if this wine may not be fit for the bridezilla in your life, the Bridesmaid is a compelling value. Lets face it, the Bridesmaids are usually the unsung hero of the wedding so pour yourself a glass and prepare to be pleasantly surprised.
The Bridesmaid is a blend of 60% semillon and40% sauvignon blanc. It had a lovely pale straw color in the glass and had a vibrant tropical nose that evolved as it sat to meyer lemon and minerals. Upon tasting, the Bridesmaid was a light enjoyable white that began with notes of tropical citrus fruits and banana, mostly pineapple, and had a crisp mineral finish that reminded me of crushed seashells. Pair with a cheese plate and invite your favorite bridesmaids over. It might start to make up for that overpriced dress they'll never wear again.