Woot Cellars F-2, 2012 White Wine
I had an opportunity to taste this with a few friends on Sunday. Fresh from the refrigerator (pop and pour) it's a bit overchilled but we're starting anyhow.
Sound: The cork makes a lovely pop.
Appearance: Straw color, clear.
Me: Nose and palate are both hinting at orchard fruits (peach, pear) with some tart green apple and citrus, which I am going to call lemon/lemon peel. There is some floral note on the nose as well...perhaps honesuckle. There is noticable sweetness, I'd put it at 3-4 on a 1-10 scale.
Sheila: Pear and peach (more pear), orange. Sheila rates the sweetness at 5 on a scale of 1-10.
Shari: Nose is of peach and pear, hint of citrus. Taste "Ick, sugar"...and she handed the glass to me immediately as she ran to the whisky cabinet to cleanse her palate. In her defense, she does not like sweet wines, other than ice wines. Her heart belongs to single malt scotch (she chose a 16yr Aberlour, sherry finished, cask strength that she bottled for herself on a trip to Scotland in 2010...it's quite delicious). We'll spare her from further tasting. More for me!!
As it began to warm up a bit nose and palate are still primarily of orchard fruit and some floral notes (honeysuckle, maybe jasmine), both Sheila and I noted a richer, vanilla/creamy note coming out (Sheila mentioned buttercream frosting). We agree that this would pair well with spicy food (Thai, Indian) and lighter fare (salads, seafood). Our dinner plan tonight included bread, cheeses, fruit, serrano, poscuitto, olives, peppers, and....cupcakes and the wine worked well. We didn't anticipate this woud evolve much over time and we managed to finish the bottle during dinner.
Overall, I'd say this is a nice Spring/Summer sipper, if you like semi-sweet wines. I think I still have most of my F-Bomb left from last Summer as well as a few other Summer wines I never got around to drinking, so I'll have to think about this one.
Note: On tasting earlier, I would have guessed this to be closer to 80% Riesling. The description claims 55% Riesling, 44% Chardonnay, 1% Viognier.