Monday, October 23, 2017

Vintjs Russian River Valley Sonoma County Arneis, 2016

Another Trader Joe's bargain. It is a more serious wine than the La Granja 360 described below. And, although it costs about twice as much ($8.99 vs $4.99), it is still inexpensive.

Arneis is a white wine grape from the Piemonte in Italy, and this wine from the Russian River Valley is clearly more New World in its approach. But it is an interesting variation from the usual Chardonnay/Sauvignon Blanc/Pinot Grigio axis.

Light straw. Intriguing aromas of grapefruit, herbs, flowers. As zesty as the La Granja but has considerable more depth of flavor. Pleasant blood orange finish. I will go back for more.

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