The label says this is for "fat cats and aristocrats".  The name of the grape is Şarbă which is a cross between the ancient Romanian grape Tămâioasă Românească and Italian Riesling created in 1972.  Deep golden in color, clear and bright.  The nose has minerals and sea air.  Maybe some peaches as well.  Medium bodied.  On the palate, this is interesting.  There is a burnt orange quality and a bit of an herbal note,  Clean with a moderate finish.  This seems like it is probably past prime at age 8 but still has something to offer.  It would be great to try something a bit younger.  It will work well on its own and with lighter foods.  

Grade: 
B+
Score: 
87
Vintage: 
2013
Current Price: 
$9.00USD

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