A Divine Verdelho From California
April 1, 2021
When I was first sampled on the 2019 Wander-Must Verdelho I had no idea where the wine was from. The label, though attractive, doesn't make its origins obvious. I remember being in a grumpy mood at the time, perhaps because I was standing near the roll-up door, standing more than six feet away from the wine rep (a dear colleague) while trying to access the wines. When it came to tasting this one, my mood suddenly changed. I loved it at first whiff. The fruit was sunny and lively, but it was too delineated with fresh acidity to be a domestic wine, or so I thought. I couldn't get over that is was from Lodi. It was so good. My next assumption was that it had to be expensive, but to my surprise, it wasn't. At The Wine House, we are offering the 2019 Wander-Must Verdelho for $14.98 a bottle! Pretty impressive given that only 350 cases were produced. Try a glass and slip into a state of saudade!