Wine Region: Santa Barbara County
Wine Type: Lucas & Lewellen
Rating: 4 out of 10 stars
Notes: Muted, Light, Apricot
C: It almost reminds me of sake, where the fruity tastes come in underneath the alcoholic taste. Which is unusual because the fruity notes of wine usually disguise that alcoholic taste.
K: Its an incredibly mild, light bodied wine. It was described to us as a porch pounder. I can see that.
K: Its a very muted flavor.
C: I cant help but think there’s something wrong with my palette. There’s almost no flavor to it at all.
K: No, its really really mild. Its unusual for a Viognier which is usually very aromatic. Its also usually very floral, so this is completely atypical.
C: I think that remnant taste (after drinking) is nearly non-existent. Actually, i think this might qualify as a reticent wine (“one that is holding back its flavors, possibly due to it’s youth”). Yeah, i looked it up. So what?
K: I had curry for dinner, and it tastes sweeter when you have an intensely spicy dish. I can totally taste the apricot now. Very clean and light with a non-sweet apricot taste. It tastes good, but not $15 good.
C: I tried to reproduce this by eating two tablespoons of hot sauce. It didn’t work. I am totally willing to suffer for a proper exploration of taste.
B: If i ran a marathon, this is the wine I would drink after. It’s like if a Canadian person was a wine. Its totally inoffensive to everyone.
K: I object, because if that was true it would have an apology on the back for everything it isn’t. Soorry, soorry!*
* Apologies to fine Canucks. We love your TV, your countryside and your beautiful temperament.