One of the great side benefits of this podcast and blog is that from time to time listeners share some of their wines with me. This wine was sent to me this summer by Ethan from The Vision Thing blog and I forgot to post my notes here. So here they are:
Chateau aux Arc, “Altage” Reserve, Altus, Arkansas 2002 – A mysterious blend of white varieties with only Chardonnay disclosed on the back label. Further investigation found that Kerner, Muller-Thurgau, Scheurebe, Oraniensteiner, Vignoles, and Vidal are also grown at the winery and presumably in the blend. Light straw in color, aromas of pear, honey, minerals; nutty pear, green apple and mineral flavors with the an off-dry finish that is slightly bitter and acidic. An interesting wine from a state you donÃƒÂ¢Ã¢â€šÂ¬Ã¢â€žÂ¢t expect fine wine to be made in. Score: 7.5/10
Thanks, again, Ethan for the vino and I am looking forward to checking out other wines from Arkansas in the future.