I had been without heat most of last Sunday. It was 10 outside and 510 in my house. Not cold enough to freeze me but definitely give me a nasty chill in my bones and an even bigger ache in my heart that I was alone on this most romantic day of the year. After hours of service calls it was finally fixed with the help of a friend and the warmth into my bones and a little bit into my heart returned.
I hadn’t left the house all day and was feeling a little stir crazy. I needed to be entertained with a great bottle of wine and a romantic comedy, or perhaps a tense drama.
I went full on cliché on the romantic comedy and watched Valentine’s Day. I love this movie! It turns me into a crying ball of mush. I also watched The Talented Mr. Ripley a gripping classic story of a twisted mind.
I joined the Hill Family wine club about four years ago; left and rejoined them last year once I had got back on my financial feet after buying my new condo. I do love their reds, in particular a fabulous red named Messenger, which I have a few bottles of in my fridge. I was excited to try this particular white.
My first nose was one of intense sweetness, which invades the nostrils followed by fruits of pineapple and peach. I thought it was going to be a syrupy sweet wine… not the case at all. The initial taste is vibrant on the tongue with flavors of cantaloupe, peach and nectarine coming through and I have say a bit of banana – honestly, banana. There is a sharpness which hits the end of your tongue and awakens its taste buds in anticipation for more, which is exactly what you want from this wonderful sharp Albarino. After a while this white settles into a smooth slightly herby very drinkable wine. This white wine does a Fred Astaire tap dance on every part of your mouth in the most romantically happy way. Big fan of this wine! I am ordering more from them.
In the end, I had a great Valentine’s Day!
This wine pairs fabulously well with a romantic comedy.