Well here we are, publication #1 of I Live Italian new periodic series Wine on Wednesday.
Just few words before starting: With the new home and little more of “our own space and time” we started enjoying now and then a nice glass of wine while playing the game of: “what do you smell and what do you taste”. That’s right if you see it as a game there’s no right or wrong (as it definitely is supposed to be) and results may vary among different person.
Definitely not sommelier of any kind we use little own resources, knowledge and a lot of fun trying to recall which memory a wine is bringing to your nose and taste. Reading here and there I came across the idea that all the tasting is based on memories of flavors we encounter along the life path, how can you recognize a pear flavor in a Chardonnay if you’ve never tasted a pear? On more advanced sommelier courses your nose and mouth is trained to recognize smells and flavors using sets of scents to get acquainted to them.
Nothing fancy in this series, just our little game “what do you smell and what do you taste” extended to all of you. Looking forward to read your comments about the result of your own game!
Now, here we go:
Today’s wine is the Onx Moon, a Dark Red Blend produced exclusively for Trader Joe’s in the Northern California regions. It’s been awhile since we’ve tried it for the first time and we loved it.
To the eye: as a full body wine the color doesn’t hide a deep and intense red with purple shades
To the nose: blueberries, cherries and spices. Maybe a note of mint.
To the mouth: sweet flavors of dark cherries, blackberries, plum with spices and mocha.
To the tongue: not an high tannin wine but with a persisting dark berries taste.
As mentioned it’s found only at Trader Joe’s wine section for a reasonable price $6,99.
Drink and enjoy responsibly but don’t forget to leave a comment telling us what you think about it, see you next week!