OhEmGee! I feel So Validated!

I just got around to reading Karen MacNeil’s Winespeed  from February 2nd (read here) and I got so excited I had to make a brief blog post about it.

She features two white Bordeaux wines in this edition, one of which I have previously blogged about because it changed my wine life – I am not exaggerating! Read the entire post here, but here is relevant excerpt:

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I can’t explain why this tickled me so, but it did! Karen MacNeil is a true icon of the wine industry, so to have her sing the praises of a wine I had already tried and felt the same way about just puts a smile on my face!

Happy Friday fellow winos! I might just go splurge on this bottle in honor of this event!

Then there was this white Bordeaux…. If I have had a life changing wine moment to date, it would be while standing in a grocery store in Cleveland, OH. The store, Heinen’s, had a very nice selection of wines to taste in those pneumatic dispensing machines that allow you to purchase 1 oz pours so you can try a lot of wines. I tried a white Bordeaux and I loved it. Not liked, loved. It had great mouth feel and was creamy and delicious. Fruity, yet somehow buttery. It knocked my socks off. The wine was Domaine de Chavalier Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves Blanc 2008. Leave it to me to have the first white wine I fall in love with be a Bordeaux that retailed for more than $100! I pretty much appreciated the moment and blocked it from conscious.
Then there was this white Bordeaux…. If I have had a life changing wine moment to date, it would be while standing in a grocery store in Cleveland, OH. The store, Heinen’s, had a very nice selection of wines to taste in those pneumatic dispensing machines that allow you to purchase 1 oz pours so you can try a lot of wines. I tried a white Bordeaux and I loved it. Not liked, loved. It had great mouth feel and was creamy and delicious. Fruity, yet somehow buttery. It knocked my socks off. The wine was Domaine de Chavalier Pessac-Leognan Grand Cru Classe de Graves Blanc 2008. Leave it to me to have the first white wine I fall in love with be a Bordeaux that retailed for more than $100! I pretty much appreciated the moment and blocked it from conscious.

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