Not the right vintage, but this is what the label looks like!
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The D-2010 Scale
2010 White Wine by Colombelle (Cotes de Gascogne, France)
Appearance (10 points possible): pale straw-yellow in color, clear - 10 points
Aroma/Bouquet (20 points possible): Lemongrass, fresh green grass, citrus, and slightly floral. - 14 points
Taste (10 points possible): This white wine is very light with a citrusy, grassy flavor throughout. A sharp acidity hits you after a few seconds of sipping. Lingering citrus flavors hug your tongue in the finish. - 6 points
Balance (5 points possible): The wine is light, but the acidity does stick out a bit to me here. Overall, good balance for this simplistic wine. - 3 points
Finish (5 points possible): Everlasting citrus flavors hug your palate. - 3 points
Packaging *Introduction to the D-2010 Scale*
Quality of Package (5 points possible): A screw top wine, and lower quality white glass. Obviously, a cheap, table wine purchase. - 3 points
Label Marketability (10 points possible): I think the label caught my attention because I'm drawn to purple. Well... that and the fact that there was a big "$6.99!" sign high above the bottles. This label, to me, is trying to capture the American market with some French appeal. It's very table wine-like to me. That's not necessarily bad. It just looks a bit amateurish and low-end. - 6 points
Other (5 points possible): I don't know why I have this other category. It was supposed to be for fun, funky bottles, but there are so few out there. So nothing majorly wrong with this bottle - give them the points! - 5 points
Total Points: 80 points
Overall Thought: This was a bright, simple white wine. It was very similar to a New Zealand style Sauvignon Blanc. However, the wine is quite dry and poignantly sour. But it is filled with some positive flavors. The wine is a mixture of 2 wine grapes: 70% Colombard and 30% Ugni Blanc. At 11.5% alcohol, this is a good buy for $7.
Food Pairings: I found this wine really goes well with sushi. I think it's because the acidity is so crisp. But I would say overall, this is a good seafood wine. :)
Splurge Factor (out of 4): 1 - This a wine under $10. What more could you want?
Where to buy: The question on where to buy wines is going to be a bit more difficult for me than it used to because I can mostly purchase through the PA Wine & Spirit stores, which is where this one was found. But, you can follow them Facebook.