Wine Club Notes:
A peach-like flavor shows up occasionally in certain varieties of white wine.
But Totally Random Peach takes no chances. It’s a blend of various white varieties – some with peach flavors, some without – that is blended and infused with natural peach flavors. You may also notice hints of citrus and tangerine, but this wine is all about…peach.
In case you didn’t know, the botanical name Prunus persica refers to Persia; the Persians introduced the fruit to the Western world, according to Wikipedia. But peaches actually originated in Chine, where they’ve been cultivated since the early days of Chinese culture, circa 2000 B.C. In the 10th century B.C., they were a favored fruit of kings and emperors.
Nothing can beat biting into a fresh, perfectly-ripened, juicy peach, but Totally Random Peach comes close. For a delicious treat, try it with a peach chicken salad. Or, for a totally decadent experience, serve Totally Random Peach with a peach cobbler.
Grape Composition: Assorted Grape Varieties and Natural Peach Flavors
Grape Source: Select Vineyards in Various California Growing Regions
Aromas and Flavors: Tangerine, Citrus and (Of Course) Peach
Aging Vessels: Stainless Steel Tanks
When to Drink: Now through 2014
Food Pairing Suggestions: peach chicken salad, or a peach cobbler.
I decided to crack this one open in celebration of the first full day of Spring…despite the fact that we had snow showers earlier this afternoon. I usually have low expectations for fruit wines. Half the time they taste like Kool-Aid, which isn’t always bad, but sometimes you want something a little more out of a fruit wine. This one has it. Holy amazeballs. This is as close as you can get to biting into a fresh peach without actually doing it. Bonus points for not having peach juice run all down your chin in the process! It has the slightest bit of “spritz” making it almost taste like you’re drinking champagne with fresh peaches in it. As long as I ignore how cold it actually is outside, this wine has turned my evening into a nice warm early summer evening.
Wait…peach chicken salad? What is this peach chicken salad they speak of? I must find a good recipe for this and test it out. I will say that it did pair well with my pulled BBQ chicken and fresh steamed green beans.
On a scale of “this tastes like piss” to “oops, I just drank the whole bottle” I would give this a “I’m pretty sure there’s a hole in the bottle because it went awfully fast!” Would I buy it again? Oh honey, I’ve already made note of the re-order number.
Final Grade: A