May 14, 2008

Via Terra Garnacha Blanca 2006

This is the lightest wine I've ever had in my life. This $10 Spanish gem from Sam's Wine was lighter than water. The Garnacha Blanca, or Grenache Blanc to most, was very similar (and good alternative) to a Pinot Grigio with the mild sweetness, but didn't share the strong flavors. The initial sweetness immediately drys up on your tongue. We sipped this wine without food and it received many compliments from our guests. I'm guessing shrimp on the barbie or a good whitefish such as halibut with a fruity/summer topping would help bring out the flavors even more. 6.5/10 rating from the group - definitely worth a try this summer on a hot night.

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