- My Rating: [C-]
Starry Night – River’s Bend Winery (permanently CLOSED), 12.0% ABV, 750 ml., (Surrey, BC, Canada) (*local BC wine*)
on the back label:
“A blend of Pinot Noir and Chardonnay this sparkling wine is made in the classic Champagne method with aromas of fresh-baked bread, walnuts, citrus and violets.”
- Style: (Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, champagne method) Sparkling Wine
- Taste: Dull buttery off-dry generic white wine curd soft tangy sour
- Where I got it : Kensington VQA (perma Closed) / Burnaby
- How much: $28 CAD – 750ml., December 2012
- Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
- Would I recommend this to fruit wine aficionados: not at all
Visual: (cellared for 4 years). Resealable plastic cork, twisty steel top cap, foil cover. Pours medium apple juice yellow with lots of fizzy activity, clusters of steady streams (< champagne), large bubbles hugging the glass.
Nose: buttery sweet baked bread, “DIY ehrenfelser” I did way ages ago (lvl-6)-pungency
Attack: tingly-fizzy, soft-sour crisp acidity
Mid-palate: butter, (lvl-1-sweetness), generic dull white wine, curd, continued medium short sourness
Finish: hints of sprite, almost salty-savoury nut finish.
Summary: Definitely a starter to a meal wine, with a drier mouthfeel and sourish disposition to help open up the palate. It went pretty well with my mushroom burger, but pretty meh on its own. The effervescence disappears after a couple of hours even after re-corking.