We have waxed poetic on Sea Star. Oh my goodness have we said some fine things about Sea Star. But alas we are parting ways on this year’s Salish Sea.
Where to begin? Sweet but not pleasant. Light, but watery (look at the wine glass, it could be flat Perrier). Thin without redemption. Mediocre with food and banal as a sipper. I don’t know if there’s too much tropical with not enough weight, so you get that phoniness of canned fruit cocktail, or whether it was just a bad year.
It pains me to write this. Seriously.
Check out the archive, it was total infatuation: The Siegerrebe, 2014, hats off. The Stella Maris 2015, we were pragmatic but adoring. The Ortega, 2016, absolutely loved it. The Pinot Gris 2016; went ga ga. Ga ga. We drooled. So it was crushing to end up with half a case of duds.
Plus, you know, Sea Star is impossible to find. We pick up a case every year on the Southern Gulf Islands, but outside the SGI good luck. Oh well, the remainder will make a fine risotto.
Price: $24.27 at Saturna General Store. A very reasonable price I should add
Market Liquidity: Double bogey.