it’s like being in an oven of values
Santa Julia Torrontes, Mendoza Argentina 2007 10 Dollars U.S. or less (depending on location)
Here i sit thinking about heat. It’s hot of course, which brings to mind the heat and its attendant slothful philosophies (Jane Austen said that hot weather kept her in a pertual state of inelegance, while Salman Rushdie had it that a heat wave wave would bring better soccer and love making technique to the English). i am also doing two things that remind one of the heat, drinking a cool white wine and listening to Panda Bear who (if you didn’t know) is the new Brian Wilson, that are reminding me that yes, in fact, it is hot which is maybe the wrong idea (i should be watching snow globes or vhs tapes of hockey bloopers from 1989).
So as you saw above (hopefully you agree) the music is excellent, but how is the wine? Well this wine has been a long time standby in my house for breaking out when even the word wool can cause queasiness. The first thing this wine says is crisp (certainly better than wool), with a bright tropical fruit nose, pineapple, high citrus peaks, and some not quite ripe apricots. The palate is smooth with some nice snap to it (with some flavor up front, and acid on the finish), something i appreciate more and more when i cook (this wine is a brilliant fish wine, which i ate alongside it). if you haven’t picked up on it already i recommend you go out and buy this wine, with a big red snapper (and some beers, it is summer afterall) and enjoy the hothothotheat.
Music to listen to with this wine: Panda Bear (clearly), The Beach Boys