It’s been a while since I’ve posted to Poor Robert’s, as they say; Life has sort of gotten in the way. Well I now have a reason. I just tried a really fun and interesting wine that nobody, not even I can buy. A friend of mine, an engineer from Chicago vinted it and sent me a bottle to try. Sorry Jim my expectations were not that high when you told me you were send it to me to sample and rate. First thought; how do I rate this wine honestly and not hurt Jim’s feelings? Well, I owe Jim a huge apology for doubting his winemaking skills. In fairness, I’ve tasted a lot of homemade wines and I had a strong basis for my concern going in.
The wine arrived at my house in as solid a wine package as I’ve ever seen; bottles individually wrapped, all wrapped together and then padded in the box (a Chewy.com box no less so the UPS Guy thinks my dog scored again). What a surprise, James has his own wine label and they look as professionally bottled as any you would find in a high-end wine shop. So now I am beginning to wonder what I have in front of me. I cellar them for a couple of days to let them recover from their travels and tonight I popped the cork (tightest cork I’ve ever seen, I practically broke my Rabbit getting it out) and poured a glass to let it breathe. What a treat it was to look at, a goldenrod nectar of Viognier as appealing as any I’ve ever had. The rest of the story is in the tasting notes found in Poor Robert’s Wine Review section. I won’t spoil the review by rehashing it here.
James I profusely apologize for ever doubting your wine making abilities. Your Viognier blew me away. My friend you should quit your day job and take up winemaking as a profession; you and your wine are that good.