This bad boy was on sale for $4.99 at Kroger (my second fav wine spot next to Aldi). I picked it up because I liked the packaging, I was in the mood for a white wine, and it was made in Australia which makes me think of Tim Tams. Nom.
This wine has a great FAQ page on their website that talks about how long their wines will keep and what temperature to store them at. Who are all these people who have "leftover wine"? The site says this wine should be stored at 52 degrees. My wine fridge only goes to 54, so that is going to have to be close enough.
Screw on cap. Yes, please. I have learned that corks do not always equal quality, and since I have expanded my horizons, I was in the mood to not have to plop a cork out of the bottle and do all of the foil peal nonsense.
This also has a handy dandy bar on the back that tells me this wine is smack dab in the middle between sweet and dry, which is usually where my wine preferences lie.
The bright blue label says this wine will have a peach flavor. Sounds awesome. I love peaches. Memories of that song from the nineties are blasting through my brain as I say that. Damn that was a fun song...
And because that song is now overtaking me, you get the earworm too.
Very fruity burst in the nose holes. This one definitely smells like peach, but more of a peach punch vibe with a little bite. Doesn’t smell artificial, just like really ripe fruit. (Still singing in my head. "Millions of peaches...")
Weird thing about this bottle is that the initial level of liquid is well above the seal on the top of the bottle, so it looks like it’s not really moving when I start to pour it. If I couldn’t smell it, I would wonder if it was an empty slightly yellow bottle. Which would make me sad, because this is the only wine in the house right now.
FishEye…you’d better come through for me.
No fizzy bubbles on this one, and aside from the glug bubbles at the top due to my bad pouring technique, it sits perfectly smooth in the glass. And when I swirl this one it drags down the sides nicely. This bitch has some legs.
Now to the important part. The taste. I haven’t had anything funky to eat in the past hour or so, so my palette is clean. Aside from the slight nap mouth, but hey…I’m about to drink alcohol. That should kill off any dragon breath germs from my afternoon snooze.
If I had to pick one word to describe this wine, it would be smooth. It coated my mouth, but didn’t leave any funky aftertaste or give me the pucker face I get from wine that’s too dry for me.
The flavor is more of a hint than a shot to the tastebuds, but when I breathe in and out after a good drink I have the nice warm glow in my sinuses that lets me know fruit happened somewhere along the line here. Kind of like if I’d snorted a white peach before eating it. It makes me flex my nostrils a little and I know that I’m consuming the fruit, but the smell is more powerful than the action on the tastebuds.
This is a drinking wine instead of a sipping wine. This shit will go down almost a little too easy. Which suits this wino just fine-o. Yes. I made that pun. No. I’m not taking it out. In fact, I think I need a t-shirt that reads, “A big glass would suit this wino just fine-o”. Yeah. I need that. Or if it already exists, shoot your girl a link. Or buy me one. So I can spend my cash on more wine. While singing 90's songs about peaches.
This is one of those really good non-offensive wines. This is one you could probably hand most any wine drinker and they wouldn’t turn you down. Not too sweet, not too dry, and would mesh well with most any food, because although the fruit taste is there, it’s more of an aromatic, and you’ll get enjoyment out of it even with a strongly seasoned dish.
Will I add it to my Kroger bag to get it at 10% off when it’s on sale? Yup. It’s going into my “when it’s on sale rotation”, but it won’t be something I go out of my way to grab.
What am I pairing it with tonight? Chicken nuggets and fries. Because I’m a classy bitch on the look for a great bargain. No shame over here. What wine have you seen under $5? Let me know in the comments below so I can keep my eyes peeled for my next cheap date.