Mifflores Rioja Viura
Retailer: Whole Foods
Nothing makes me feel like an old white lady more than watering my plants and drinking white wine, which is basically my favorite thing to do in the afternoons when it's sunny (all year round). And this white wine's bottle basically looks like how I'd like my garden to look so it's pretty much perfect, aside from the fact that I don't really like it all that much. I mean... it's fine. I bought it, it's drinkable, but I mean... it's fine.
I bought this wine because I bought the Tempernillo and loved it so much I kept opening it with friends without reviewing it, and didn't want to risk not reviewing it again. But now I wish I'd just bought the Tempernillo again and watered my plants with red wine instead.
The wine is fine, and it is organic, so points to Mifflores Rijoia. More points for the bottle and fonts though. Not to say I'm not drinking this. I am drinking it. Like I said, it's fine.
To be honest, I just have so much other shit going on right now, I don't care what it tastes like. For example, today the garbage disposal suddenly backed up, and I forgot the dishwasher was connected to the kitchen sink so I started the dishwasher and then went to see if our bathroom sink was also backed up because it kind of was recently. So I started taking apart the plumbing and then I went back in the kitchen and the sink was overflowing and I had to use a big bowl to get the water out like a sinking ship and then I had to fix the bathroom sink. But I fixed the bathroom sink!
BUT I SMELL LIKE FUCKING WATER TRASH. LIKE I SMELL LIKE HOW THEY ALWAYS SAY KARL SMELLS ON WORKAHOLICS. HAVE YOU EVER EVEN SMELLED THAT? IT'S THE FUCKING WORST. SO YES. THIS WINE IS FINE. IT'S FINE. IT'S GREAT. I'M DRINKING THIS WINE BECAUSE I DON'T HAVE TIME TO SHOWER BEFORE I GO SEE MY FRIEND'S BAND AND I SMELL LIKE WATER TRASH. AWESOME. GREAT. COOL. BEAUTIFUL. I AM BEAUUUTIFUL.
Tasting Notes: Fruity and plush with a good amount of acidity, but it doesn't feel quite balanced. The consistency reminds me of an old school California Chardonnay, it's not buttery but it has that same texture. Whatever. I'm drinking it. All of it. I SMELL LIKE WATER TRASH. KILL ME.
Ross Test: Too acidic, not recommended.
JUST BUY THE TEMPERNILLO, I PROMISE YOU WILL LOVE IT.