Luna di Luna Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio
After our dinner at Doneraki’s, we went over to World Market to piddle around. I wanted to check out their wine selection. I rarely buy wine in places like this because the selections to me are not that great.
I headed to the back of the store to check things out. I wanted to try something different for today, as I will be preparing a garlic & herb shrimp dish that is always a winner with my friends.
Chardonnay’s are my favorite with a good Merlot or Cabernet a close second. Novelty wines as I call them do not find a place in my wine rack here at the house, let alone my frig.
I came across an unusual blend from Luna di Luna. A Chardonnay and Pinot Grigio blend. Hmmm…interesting. Their web site states this blend offeres a light and crisp finish with a taste of melon & berries. Balanced tones of apples and peaches. Sounds pretty sweet to me.
I prefer full bodied wines and usually shy away anything that is considered overly ‘sweet’ or ‘fruity’. The Chardonnay/Pinot Grigio blend received the “Rising Star” award 4 years in a row by Adams Business Media. Honestly, doesn’t tell me anything. Yeah, it’s received a few awards.
The real reward is when I pop the cork on this cobalt blue bottle and this wine compliments the dinner I will be preparing later in the day.
Regardless of the $11.99 price tag, I sure hope it wow’s me.
Look for an Update on this wine soon. If you’ve tried it, let me know your thoughts.
UPDATE: Hmmm…the cork has been popped. I’m not a fan of light colored wines. The aroma of this wine if very aromatic, almost flowery to me.The initial taste is light almost flat then finishes off with a nice bite. Similar to some of the cheap Zinfendals. It’s not one I would recommend to everyone but it makes a nice table wine and for those who like it light and airy, this would be a great start.
I’ll report back on how this wine marries with tonights dinner…Garlic & Herb Chipolte Shrimp.