$4 at Skyway, WA (purchased 6/5/12)
So I like to think I’m not a label drinker. Label drinking was usually reserved for people who would be influenced by the status of the label in how they felt about the wine. So with this wine, I humbly realized that I am a label drinker, only somewhat of the opposite of the old definition. With the proliferation of cutesy wine names to grab our attention, I tend to leave these wines on the shelf (unless I know the producer). So Feeding Frenzy was right up there with wines to avoid, however the store owners of Renton and Skyway told me to give this one a try and so I worked through my bias because they have good palates.
Clean nose of lemon-lime, kumquat, and a touch of vanilla spice. Crisp mouth feel with good acidity and dryness. The nose carries over with additional tastes of apple, lemon, peach, and light oak. I was pleasantly surprised by this wine and it is a very nice quaff. It won’t knock your socks off, but it is pleasant and unassuming. Nothing not to like here for the $4 price tag. It’s been around for a while and there seems to be plenty still out there. I guess I should be more open to silly names. Thumbs up and a good summer picnic and party wine if you can get past the label.