This is a basic white Rhone blend that Trader Joe’s has carried for years. I’m drinking the 2012 AOC Luberon, purchased for $7.50 – a blend of Bourboulenc, Grenache Blanc, Ugni Blanc, and Roussanne. I’m having this with crab-stuffed flounder and some roasted asparagus.
Color: plain straw yellow.
Aroma: floral perfume with some stone fruit underneath.
Taste: medium-bodied, with apricot and white peach, lots more floral characteristics, and a little more acidity on the finish. Good length with some vanilla/toast notes.
I wish this had some Marsanne or Viognier to plump out the body, but a nice alternative dinner white for under $10. A good choice serving it with the crab, which would overwhelm a lot of other white wines.