2018 Jidvei Fetească Regală, Romania, Transylvania, Târnave, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2018
Score: 
88
Grade: 
B+
Current Price: 
$8.00USD

The Fetească Regală grape is a naturally occurring cross that was originally discovered in Târnave in the 1920's.  Silver in color with some copper hues and slight gold, clear and bright.  The nose has minerals, slight decayed peach, and acacia flowers.  Medium bodied and slightly viscous.  On the palate, peaches and minerals.  Long finish.  The first reaction on tasting this is that it is different.  Unique.  It takes some adjustment, but it is enjoyable and a nice value.

2019 Cramele Recaş Pinot Grigio Dreambird, Romania, Colinele, Dobrogei, Wine Review

Vintage: 
2019
Score: 
87
Grade: 
B
Current Price: 
$9.00USD

This is a varietally correct, solid Pinot Grigio, that easily could have been from Italy.   Silver in color with copper hues, clear and bright.  The nose has minerals with a touch of cantaloupe.  Viscous with ever so slight residual sugar.  Very refreshing.  On the palate, lots of minerals with yellow grapefruit and lemon.  Long finish.  This is a great value if you are able to find this at retail.  Drink over the next year.  Nice on its own and will work with lighter foods.   

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