July 2, 2008

Wednesday's Wine - Ironstone Vineyards Obsession California Symphony, 2006

Just in time for the 4th of July, I tried out Ironstone Vineyards Obsession California Symphony, 2006. Right off the bat, I thought this white wine is too sweet and then I wondered why it had a slight fizz to it. The wine did seem slightly off in it's taste like it was still fermenting and in a not really good way. That was my thinking behind the bubbles anyway. So while searching for a label picture (which I didn't find), I found some reviews. And that's when I found out this wine is supposed to be bubbly. Then, I had a second glass the next day and I noticed two things. First, it tastes much better colder than other white wines should be served and second, as a result, it tasted less fermented. It's still on the sweet side so if you like white wine spritzers or wine coolers, this is the celebratory wine for you. And not too bad for $8.00. However, I think I would prefer a regular sparkling white wine or Champagne for celebrations, as I prefer a drier wine than this one. Here's what W. Blake Gray, Chronicle Staff Writer said about the 2005 Ironstone Vineyards Obsession California Symphony which is similar to 2006:

Its aroma is strongly floral, with some star anise. It's very slightly sparkling ("frizzante" is the technical term), and its flavors are reminiscent of a good Gewurztraminer: strongly floral, with notes of Meyer lemon and prickles of pepper on the finish.

Happy 4th of July!

7 comments:

Jdancer8 said...

I am trying to get into white wine sprizters its a low calorie option but still enjoying some wine---that and vodka with crystal light...maybe this wine would be good with a splash of club soda?

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...no need for the club soda. Probably not a good idea taste wise anyway.

The Gentleman said...

As much as it pain me to say it... ('cause I'm Italian and we despise Ze French) you can't never go wrong with champagne...
I personally prefer the italian sparky/bubbling version.. the "spumante" possibly brut (which means a little dry in flavour)the ones from Trentino Alto Adige are absolutely the best ones... byw adding club soda in the wine? here is a federal crime... beware :P

Jdancer8 said...

well be it a federal crime---it lowers calories which us americans are aparently obssessed with that....however i do prefer wine without it ;o)

TheWeyrd1 said...

J...I agree with the Gentleman...adding club soda is yucky. I'd just have a smaller glass of wine to save calories. And heck, I drink more wine and water now instead of beer and soda to save on calories already!

cathy said...

Hey....I stopped by!! :-) CathyLil

TheWeyrd1 said...

Hey back at ya Cathy! Thanks for popping by and checking out the white wine picks!