D'ARENBERG THE HERMIT CRAB - 2006
McLauren Vale, Australia Viognier (58%) and Marsanne (42%) blend with 13.5% alcohol.
Green-gold color with lots of citrus on the nose. Sparkling wine-esque in the mouth with zippy acidity. Mild oak with buttery melon, tropical notes and lemon-lime. Some minerality on the tart sour finish.
SCORE & RECOMMENDATION:
A nice white blend and a good escape from Chardonnay and Sauvignon Blanc. Not a ton of complexity and balance here but definitely drinkable. Retails for around $13 a bottle which is fair. I wouldn't suggest you run out to grab a bottle of this, but it is probably a great wine by the glass in restaurant.