Some wines are very easy to like. In the back of my mind I always think that I’m not supposed to like lush, fruit-forward wines. So, when I have one in front of me, and it completely enthralls me, I feel just a little guilty. That’s what happened today. We were out to lunch with some friends that we don’t get to socialize with very often. Even though we don’t spend a lot of time together, our friends are always so easy to be with. They are both so warm, charming, funny, and such wonderful conversationalists.
Most everyone at the table ordered fish. They asked me to order the wine. “Do you all like white wine?” I asked. Some people don’t. But with salmon and sole being prepared for us, I didn’t think a red, even a rosé would do.
As I quickly read through the wine menu, a Seven Falls Chardonnay from Waluke Slope caught my eye. I thought a warmer region Chardonnay would have both the lushness and the crispness to complement the salmon and the sole, respectively. Yes, yes it did! The aromas were of spiced pear drizzled with caramel, oak, and vanilla all wrapped in a buttery texture with a core of fresh acidity. It was beautiful, a white wine to linger over in pure, albeit, mildly guilty pleasure. This is a wine that is very easy to like.