Okay, well not the first, but the inaugurate one after my first day as Tasting Coordinator at Snooth Media! What a perfect way to keep the momentum going on this wine (daze) writing blitz!
(At Heidi's House - Upper East Side)
Taste 1: La Chasse White Cotes du Rhone (CDR)
Clean and crisp with subtle mineral nuances develop into white stone fruit marked by a tinge of pencil lead. Floral notes on the back palette with a fresh bouquet of white flowers...parfait!
Taste 2: Chateau Grand Antoine 2009 (White Bordeaux)
Decidedly more citrus on the nose an palette and even more crisp than our lovely CDR.
The Decision: COTES DU RHONE! Bring it On!
Why the CDR, you ask? Less bite and more savory notes with some grassy notes and a medium finish. Depth and body are balanced out with crisp notes and a tinge fresh lemon rind that reveal itself after a few sips (ok, 3 or 4...;)
(Well that was quick!)
I find myself musing over the concept of Acclimation:
Acclimation to new surroundings; acclimation to a new 'horaire du temps' (bosser, bosser, work work!); and last but not least, acclimation to a whole slew of new wines - whether I am cataloguing them into the inventory grid at Snooth, researching them, contemplating them, or, best of all, TASTING them!
So, which wine have I (and you!) been acclimating ourselves with in the recent weeks?
Well...many @ Heidi's House (way to state the obvious) including:
The delectable and oh so utterly lovely:
Estandon Cotes du Provence Rose
Thomas Henry Pinot Noir (CA)
Penny Farthing Cab Franc (CA)
La Jaufrette Cotes du Rhone 2001 (FR)
Montagne St. Emilion (FR)
Hmmm...time to expand the horizons beyond Heidi's House, Kristin the Wine Vixen!?
Well, one thing can be said about habit:
Once you acclimate yourself with a certain wine(s), a certain wine bar, a certain schedule, and certain surroundings, it brings you to next step, and new experiences...
So as I said about the CDR tonight: Bring It On! :-)