This wine was a media sample from Biltmore Estate
“Red Wine Diva” So what’s in a name – besides part of your identity?
I like to think that I have come full circle in the world of wine. Just a few short years ago, I couldn’t even find a white wine that I would drink. I tried! I thought the next natural step from “white zinfandel” was to go to Chardonnay but I couldn’t find one that I enjoyed. I was able to drink some sweet Rieslings, but no Pinot Grigio or Sauvignon Blanc and NO Chardonnay.
Then I discovered Century White from Biltmore Estate - lighter wine, semi dry and I loved it. I actually bought it by the case.
The next step for me was red wine. I forgot about whites. I had been hesitant to try reds because I thought they would be dry and bitter, but was I in for a surprise. Not having the appreciation for wine that I do today, I don’t remember much about my first red except that it was a Pinot. I was hooked! So I went for years without even trying white wine, that is unless someone just insisted that I taste something they were drinking. I just didn’t get it – how could they drink that stuff!
Then a friend brought a Chenin Blanc to the house one evening and even though she is a red wine person as well, it was way too hot outside to be sipping red wine. A good chilled white wine really hit the spot but I still didn’t get too adventurous until the following summer – the summer of 2010. Boy was it hot!!! Too hot for red wine. I had no choice. So I embraced white wine; and you know, it wasn’t half bad. As a matter of fact, I learned to actually enjoy and appreciate it; and even though I am the Red Wine Diva, I frequently choose to drink white wine – even Chardonnay.
This Biltmore Reserve Chardonnay was crisp and clean with tropical nuances. I picked up the refreshing taste of kiwi with a buttery finish. Yep, the Red Wine Diva is drinking, enjoying and writing about “white wine!”
Varietal: Chardonnay Price: $14.99