The other night I wanted to test my taste buds to see where they were at. I have had a throat infection for the past week and have been on antiobodics. However, during lunch, my wonton soup tasted like wonton soup, so I was eager to go home and open a bottle to see if I have fully recovered.
My first thought was to open a bottle of Long Island Cabernet Franc. I thought that this would be perfect, but most Cabernet Franc’s are up there in price and I did not want to waste a bottle. Since it was a bit of a hot night once again, I decided to go for a white from my wine fridge. I looked around and decided on Shinn Estate Vineyard 2008 Coalesance.
I am very familiar with this wine since I have been drinking it for a while and love it on a hot summer day. I was all excited to open this, since it has been over a week since I had ANY wine. Moreover, I always love this wine for the flavor and the price, $15.00.
The 2008 Coalescence is steel fermented blend of Sauvignon Blanc, Chardonnay, Viognier and Merlot Blanc.
In the glass, there was aroma of Grapefruit, citrus and grass. I was also getting a touch of white peach, which was a bit of a surprise.
The taste was nice citrus and melon. I was getting a bit of a mineral flavor, which could have been due to the medicine. There were also some nice green herb flavors.
The finish was clean and short. It had a nice amount of acidity which very nice. This is a light to medium body wine.
As the wine continues to aerate the mineral flavor was fading. The citrus flavors were present and continued throughout the three glasses I had.
I remember this wine from Shinn Estate Vineyard’s Shinn-Dig had in February. My whole family and I went and tasted wine from the barrel, and this was the wine that we had when we first arrived. I remember this then as being tropical. Maybe a little to tropical. Now as it had time to adjust to the bottle and get over the bottle shock all wines experience, this is goodie now. I really loved the grapefruit and citrus in this.
This wine can be had with friends and family with fish or light fare. It is perfect with cheese; I had a hunk of Parmigiano Reggiano with this. I highly recommend this wine to anyone looking for that nice bottle to sit out and watch the traffic go by.
I have found a place in my cellar for this wine; I hope you do the same. If my taste buds were feeling under the weather, they are up and atem now!