Nice group of civilians. Organized by the Episcopal priest. Meets every month or two. Price point is $20. The theme this time was Grenache and Syrah. We cheat on the price point so we brought a Clos St Jean Chateauneuf and a Carlisle Dry Creek Valley, and since I had a Tercero Grenache Blanc just delivered, I brought that because it was technically within the theme. Observations:
- I barely got to taste it. Everyone who tried it came back for seconds. It disappeared very quickly.
- Larry could use a NY outlet if he can sell three tier and still make money because people loved the wine and a couple of them asked me where to buy it. I said Berserkerday. I did not explain in detail because I did not want to be responsible for more bankruptcy filings.
- I liked it better than the Tercero Viognier. A bit more hedonistic and ready to go right out of the bottle. I think that Viognier generally needs time to integrate and lose the rough edges.
Overall, in the ABC category (Anything But Chardonnay) this is excellent.