Hellooo I’m back! It’s been three months since I had creative juices flowing and the desire to blog. Due to medical issues, my writing consisted only of tweeting. Plus, if I’m not sipping, I’m not writing. Therefore, it’s safe to assume Tree is sipping! 🙂
Three days back at work and it has been a very long day. I trotted my exhausted bones downstairs to the cellar (storage room) and selected a Pearmund Cellars wine. All I saw was the screw top and the letter “C” and thought, “Great, I’m too tired to operate a corkscrew”. I popped the screw top, made my way upstairs and realized I opened a 2009 Celebration (white wine), not Collaboration (red wine); this is what happens when you select a wine in poor lighting.
The Celebration is not as chilled, as I like, so drop in a few frozen grapes, which every wine enthusiast should have on hand (white grapes for white wine and red grapes for red wine). ICE CUBES IN WINE – BIG NO-NO!
The color is amazing – brilliant golden butterscotch color with sweet aromas of honeysuckle and cherries; hmmm… I do not think this is a dry white. I sip and flooded with sweetness: big tropical flavors of peaches, pears and hint of pineapple with a citrus finish. The best description is “fruit cocktail” in glass. The residual sugar is not high, around 1 to 1.5 percent. I’m so not in the mood for a semi-sweet wine. What is one to do? I thought about making frozen winesicles or opening another bottle; instead, I drank it and VERY TASTY!
Time to check the website for the winemaker’s notes, www.pearmundcellars.com. It appears Pearmund Cellars no longer produces the 2009 Celebration. For this reason is why I save my tasting notes and for future comparison.
2009 Celebration is a blend of Viognier, Gewurztraminer and a “splash” of Chardonnay. The grapes are from Kendall Farms in Sunnyside, WA and I was correct, the residual sugar is 1.5 percent.
If you can get your hands on a 2009 Celebration you will not be disappointed and it will also make a delicious “White Sangria”.
All of Pearmund Cellars wines are great – A MUST VISIT!