Wino Wednesday the Thirty First.

by katelin on August 29, 2012

Why hello there Wednesday, thanks for joining the party.

This week’s Wino Wednesday is brought to us by the fine folks at Dancing Coyote Wines:
And here’s a little something something about them:

 Dancing Coyote is a family run, owned and operated vineyard located in a beautiful stretch of land in California’s Clarksburg appellation. We’ve been farming in the Delta region along the Sacramento River for five generations. These days we keep busy nurturing over 600 acres of exquisite wine grapes in the ideal climate and soil of the Sacramento Valley. Our family’s devotion to producing wines of exceptional quality and character is unwavering. So, it’s no surprise we are involved in the winemaking process every step of the way. From the growing and harvesting of our grapes at the peak of their flavor, to crushing, aging and handcrafting the final product. In short, winemaking is our family’s greatest passion, so it goes without saying that we’re in it for the long haul.

Dancing Coyotes sent me a bottle of Verdelho and a bottle of Gruner Veltliner, both types of wines I don’t ever recall trying.

Both bottles as you can tell are crisp looking and have awesome labels (I’m a fan of labels, what of it) and are twist offs, which I always praise.

I opened up the Verdelho last week when we had some friends over because I wanted to other opinions. We all agreed that it was very sweet and very citrussy. It was delicious overall but not really a wine that you could have multiple glasses of. Instead of comparing it to a Chardonnay or Sauv, I’d definitely say it was more of a dessert wine similar to a Riesling where one glass is enough. The sweetness was also very welcome as it wasn’t tart in the least but rather smooth, it was just a limited amount of sweetness if that makes any sense at all.

This weekend I opened up the Gruner Vertliner (seriously doesn’t that sound like a hockey player from Iceland or something?) and you guys, this is so good. It’s insanely crisp and light and I’ve just thoroughly enjoyed sipping away. It’s a little sweet but not as much as a dessert wine and it’s gone perfectly well with my latest obsession with summer salads for dinner this week.

 

Both of these wines were delicious and I’m so glad I got to try them and look forward to hopefully trying different varieties from the Dancing Coyote line soon!

 

Check out Dancing Coyotes on Twitter!

 

Cheers!

 

happy wednesday!

 

*Dancing Coyote Wines sent me the wine but the wino opinions are all mine*

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