2007 J.W. Morris Chenin Blanc
I like white wines like I like Barbra Streisand… that is to say I don’t. While red wines are warm, dark and mysterious, white wines for me are like taking a bite out of Punky Bewster… sweet, bright, and unbearably cheerful. While you can fully expect this blog to be 99% Red wines, I have recently been forced to buy some whites to appease my wife. And so as not to completely waste the experience I am going to review some of them here.
When I do drink a white, it’s usually at gunpoint… and it always is something on the dry side. My wife, Dawn, has the opposite taste unfortunately. She says her favorite is Chenin Blanc, and since I don’t know one from the other, I bought four different sub $5 whites from Trader Joe’s and another from a local grocery store, two of which are Chenin Blanc.
The first is a JW Morris Chenin Blanc. It’s pale… smells vaguely of apples and honey… and tastes like if you made a syrup out of a Granny Smith and sweet tarts, then chased it down with a blast of Binacca. I really wanted no more than a couple of sips. Diabetics beware.
** (2 stars) It’s not vile, it’s just too sweet for me.