La Frenz Ensemble, Semillon Sauvignon Blanc, 2011

056A very accomplished blend. A thoughtful blend. Not too Sem, not to Sauv Bl. We get at least one mixed case a year from La Frenz: Their wines are reasonably priced and good quality. But we rarely drink them thinking about them. With each sip, this wine was a Cartesian brain teaser: How much Sauv Bl, how much Sem, how did they achieve that note, is that sweet or tart or stony or lush or all of the above? A lot to think about. Think Thomas Pynchon-ish.

 

Cobb Salad.  Really, really good Cobb Salad.  Ah, summer.

Cobb Salad. Really, really good Cobb Salad. Ah, summer.

In short, we liked it a lot but didn’t love it. Ultimately it sort of exhausted us considering about the blend as opposed to just enjoying it. And it was a tad pricey. But I recommend it. It should be required reading, er, drinking for the local cognoscenti. Try to find it though…

 

Price: $29 at Kitsilano Wine Cellar (the site perpetually under construction).

 

Market Liquidity: All things considered.

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