I love the idea of serendipity. Merriam Webster defines serendipity as “luck that takes the form of finding valuable or pleasant things that are not looked for.” While I don’t believe I can live my life relying on it alone, I do try to keep my eyes peeled for it’s occurrence. I think I may have discovered one.
After jotting down my tasting notes when experiencing a particular wine, I place them in a nifty little file at my desk. Of course, other items come across my desk from time to time. In this instance, I seem to have had a Reese’s peanut butter & chocolate type of moment. You see, stuck to my notes for this selection was a post-it on which was written the titles of two popular Latin songs. So this is a serendipitous wine & canciones moment. Enjoy!
Winemaker: Firely Ridge
Varietal: Pinot Gris (Pinot Grigio)
Appellation: Central Coast, CA
Notes: The color of pale lemon, the wine echoed citrus in it’s bouquet. At 13.5% alcohol, this Firefly Ridge selection was light-bodied with bright acidity. Flavors ran along the tropical lines with a core of citrus throughout and notes of banana and mango. Near the finish I caught some grass and white pepper as well. Overall, not a bad Pinot Gris to sip while enjoying some fun music. I think it might be over-priced at $15.99, so look for it on sale at your local Safeway.