Colchagua Costa Valley, Chile
made with organic grapes; 13.5% ABV
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store about a week ago
On the first night, I had just a glass (maybe less) of this while making dinner. While the nose was delightful with yellow flowers and gooseberries, I found the taste didn’t quite deliver, being a little light and thin, with a little too much acid for the body. It might have come around more if I had waited a little longer.
The next day, the wine has filled out a little more in body and a lot more in flavor and is pretty good, although still a little on the acid side for me. The wine tastes of less ripe gooseberry, yellow melon, with some grassiness / maybe green bell pepper, finishing with zesty acid. I’m on the fence for Thumbs Up or Drinkable, but I’ll go with the folks who have been very enthusiastic about this wine.