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- wondersofwine - 08-17-2009

This was a flight of three 2-oz. pours for $9.00 consumed with small portion of penne with white Cheddar, smoked Gouda, truffle oil and toasted bread crumbs. Yum!
All three of the whites were categorized as bright (from the choices of light, bright, rich or brooding.)

2007 Wolfgang Gruner Veltliner Concerto "Gru-Vee" $29/bottle Described on provided notes as "Nectarine and Mineral." This turned out to be my favorite of the flight--I am starting to like GV more than in the past. Flavor of slightly underripe stone fruits--white peach or nectarine. Furnished notes say "with adequate acidity and mineral tones..racy and fun." I agree with that. It pairs well with the penne and cheese and truffle oil dish. Crisp and refreshing for summer.

The Riesling was next in order presented but since it was a Spatlese, I saved it for last.

2006 Jean-Luc Colombo "Les Abeilles" Rhone white (grapes are Clairette, Grenache [Blanc?], Viognier and Rousanne (I forgot to note the price on this one.)
I believe I have met Monsieur Colombo at a wine dinner in Raleigh.
Described as "Melon and Vanilla"
I did find a hint of vanilla and some rocks, yet less minerally than the Gruner Veltliner. Light to medium body. A fairly long finish. Also pairs well with the penne but seemed a bit bland. Impression of "frothiness." If there is any melon flavor there it must be a honeydew or a subtle melon.

2007 St. Gabriel Riesling Spatlese (new producer to me) $21/bottle Titled: "Pear and Dandelion"

Floral and apricot or nectarine nose. Very pale color. Rich and lush on the palate. Okay with the penne but the G.V. seemed the best pairing. Light to medium body. Slightly simple but would make a decent aperitif or patio/deck/porch sipper.

I enjoyed the food and the wine flights. The shop has been open about one year.

- Thomas - 08-18-2009


That almost makes flying to Detroit sound worthwhile--or flying anywhere if you can find that at the airport. And $9 for six ounces of wine at an airport--a steal.

- Kcwhippet - 08-18-2009

We had a layover in Charlotte, NC and discovered there's a wine bar there. Nothing much earth shaking, but a wine bar in NC??? Whoda thunk it!

- wondersofwine - 08-18-2009

I will post on another flight of wines when I get the chance--three 2-oz. pours of California Pinot Noirs for $14. (I had over five hours to wait for my plane--thus plenty of time to let the wines metabolize.) The food was reasonably priced too at Vino Volo--less expensive than the Mediterranean Grill which I also considered for lunch in the airport.

- TheEngineer - 08-18-2009

Personally, nothing like a tequila bar in the airport like at Newark where this seems to make the most sense........... [img][/img]

- Thomas - 08-18-2009

In Newark airport, they ought to have a hydrocodone bar.

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- winoweenie - 08-18-2009

Or a bong house. WQW

- TheEngineer - 08-19-2009

hahahahahaha!!! LOL ...ouch me sides are splitting!

- andrawes76 - 08-26-2009

All of the above need to be placed in Salt Lake City's airport. LMFAO!!!

- wondersofwine - 08-27-2009

I've heard that Salt Lake City Airport is nerve-wracking for air traffic controllers also--I think that's the one where the airplanes fly over the mountains and make a sharp descent.
However, I'm NOT encouraging the air traffic controllers or pilots to calm their nerves with booze or bongs (at least not until off duty.)

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