Monday, June 8, 2009

Adair Vineyard 2007 Oak Aged Vidal Blanc

There is nothing better to drink on a warm spring evening than a nice crisp white wine with some herb covered Chevre cheese purchased at the farmers market. First I have to admit this wine is a leftover from the Hudson Valley Wine Competition where it won a bronze medal.

Wine of cocktail hour is a 2007 oaked aged Vidal Blanc from Adair Vineyards.

Vidal is a hybrid grape that was created from the parents of ugni blanc and seibel. It grows well in the cooler climate. Characteristics of Vidal are a full body white, clean citrus flavors of lemon and grapefruit.

I was quite surprised at this wine. First I was wondering on the oak, as it was aged in it for 8 months, but the oak did not overpower this wine at all. It put a nice mouth feel to it.

On the nose I identified honeydew melon. It is a nice clean and refreshing wine. I was also quite surprised on the spice I found in the wine mid palette. This wine had a nice long finish that stays with you.

This wine went wonderful with the herb covered Chevre cheese I purchased at the Millbrook Farmers Market earlier in the day. I really enjoyed this wine as I sat on the deck relaxing after a long day.

This wine sells at the winery for $14.95.
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