Wednesday, September 25, 2013

2 Bad Wines

We finally ran into a Russian River Valley Chardonnay that we didn't like.  I don't know if it was just a bad bottle or if Clos Du Bois Sonoma Reserve 2012  is just that bad.    The bottle we had the other night smelled like stinky feet.  As you lifted the glass of wine to your lips it had the distinct smell of dirty socks.  Apparently Clos Du Bois is French for stinky socks.  The taste was tolerable, but the smell just made it not worth drinking.  I couldn't get the stench of sock out of my nose.   As we have mentioned before  the Russian River Valley is like the Holy Lands as far as we are concerned, we hope to make a pilgrimage there someday.  I don't know where this wine went wrong?  Maybe instead of barrels the wine was aged in socks???   Maybe they bottled it right after the grape stomping???  I'm not sure what happened, but smelly sock wine is not on my  "buy that again" list.

Another recent Wine we were not impressed with was The Skinny Vine.   It describes itself as   The Slim Chardonnay.......Flavor that Flatters......NOT SO MUCH....

We like our Chardonnay buttery and this Chard was not.  It tasted like a bottle of Wine that your teenager had tried with her friends and then tried to hide the fact they were drinking  by filling up half the bottle with water.   Slim yes,  Good tasting NO.   Watered down is what it was.   Another wine for the...."Don't buy that again"  list

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