Silverdale, WA 12.5% alc. (Purchased on 9/29/14)
This white was referenced by Seedboy and others on our “What’s New” page over the last few weeks. So when it appeared here on the Kitsap Peninsula, I had to try it. I believe most of the comments have been favorable. I would concur, though it hasn’t left me feeling like I want to run back down to the store for more. The front and back labels are reminiscent of those on the Road Less Traveled Cabs we saw recently. I suspect these wines are coming from a cooperative, as an actual winery is not really identified. But lo and behold! After writing that last sentence, I decided to hunt down the wines and here’s what I found. Check it out. On the left side of that page, click on “Our Brands” and you’ll find Winter Hill and RLT.
Brilliant medium golden; very familiar southern hemisphere gooseberry and lemony nose. In the mouth, the acidity is fairly high, providing a tart, steely mouthfeel and more lemon and gooseberry along with grapefruit in the flavors. Bone dry with a clean finish. Likely a decent match with rich, buttery sauces to cut through the fat or perhaps the perfect accompaniment to simply prepared shellfish…like pairing French Muscadet and oysters on the half shell. For me, it’s a definite food wine…not really for quaffing on it’s own.