Toasted Head Untamed White: Light, slight peach, easy to drink
march 6, 2011: untamed nights come and go, i suppose. this one being our first, i had no complaints. after a weekend of heavy foods, i was itching for something light, something that wouldn't bog me down. so i thought: salad, with cherry tomatoes, goat cheese and fat-free zesty italian dressing (which i'm quite addicted to.) the pairing was good and definitely not a contrast. and this barrel-aged californian (a blend of viognier, chardonnay and moscato) was light enough, and flavorful enough, to make the salad (two helpings, and gone now) almost unnecessary. a good wine to relax to. 13.5 percent alcohol. winetree. tim's recommendation.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.