My journey with Good Earth started with the 2008 Aarohi (Sauvignon Blanc). The nose on this wine is the complete opposite of the classic “Cat Pee” aroma of Sauvignon Blanc. On the contrary, Aahori ($14.99) is fruit forward while showcasing a very florally mineralistic flavor. This is such an exciting change for this variety that I was thrown for a loop.
Later on that evening, I joined the Wine Sisterhood that bought “Middle Sister” to 80 Sips. Not only were the sisters in the house, they brought the cousins too. The cousins consist of “Promisquous Red, Purple Cowboy and Purple Haze” What can I say, purple has also been the favorite color.
If you find yourself in the mood for some menage-a-berries, hang out with this crowd. All of the wines boast an exciting flavor profile of black berries and spices. Every day values for an every day wines and all are priced at $14.00.Nice.
As I headed back overseas no worldwide tasting event can end without the Old World and the New World crossing paths. After all, the party doesn’t really get started until you get a taste of Italy for some Brunello di Montelcino and the super Tuscans. From the baby Rosso from Centine ($11) and right through to the big boy Banfi Brunello di Montalcino ($55), you always feel the passion and love of tradition from Italy. Viva Italia!
Last but not least, I locked lips with the French wines from the Rhone region. I jumped from the 2009 Chateau Cabrieres Chateanuef-du-Pape Cuvee($35) over to Chateau du Trignon for some Muscat Beaumes de Venise ($20).