I got this bottle as part of my wine club membership at The Cellar Rat. I've been in love with New Zealand wines for a while, and this has got to be one of my favorites so far.
I have never seen a wine so delicately pale, it was not much darker than water, but it was a beautiful color.
The nose was overwhelmingly peachy, sweet and fruity and crisp. Upon first taste I was surprised - I had been expecting something rather tart, but it was in fact buttery, the acidity taking a back seat to the mellow fruitiness of peaches. There were hints of citrus and herb, too, a surprising strength to it. The finish, a taste of peach, lingered on the mid-palate for a long, long time.
One of my new favorites!
Books: Reading A Storm of Swords right now. Going to read The Giver afterwards.
Bottles: The above. Also been trying some other things, some not as tasty.
Writing: Re-reading ITSS in preparation of starting my fourth draft.
Guitar: Started "On an Island." Finishing "Bouree." Also still working up speed on "On the Turning Away."