It was a late session, like 9 a.m. To 2 a.m. late. so we felt the need for some liquid inspiration before starting.
We made a pit stop at Hazel's liquor store in Boulder, which is a pretty well- stocked, full service liquor store, similar to Total Beverage but with kind of an aviation theme and some really neat branding.
One thing I really love about Hazel's is the large variety of chilled white wines they offer. I picked up a Crios Torrontes, which is a brand I'd tried before and liked.
Once we got to the studio, I located a few mugs (everything's better with a handle, right?) and tried the wine.
Here's the disclaimer (You knew it was coming...): I've never reviewed a wine, and I don't have a great grasp on the proper vocabulary. But I do know what I like, so I figure that's a fine place to start.
Now that I've bored and disappointed the sommeliers in my readership, let's get on to the review.
For the price, this is one of the best white wines I've ever tried. Barely sweet and very crisp, the wine has a distinctly lemony flavor and acidity. I enjoyed it by itself, but I can imagine that the pert, bright tanginess would pair well with a creamy pasta or a cheese plate. Given that lemon is a natural complement to fish, I can also see it pairing well with seafood and slightly bitter greens like arugula.
All in all, its a very drinkable, satisfying white wine, perfect for dinner parties and studio sessions alike.