Tuesdays in Sacramento: Enotria Wine Bar

Tuesdays at Enotria Wine Bar are a steal since everything is 30% off. Six white wines tonight for roughly 15 bucks.

1. Naia “Las Brisas” Verdejo / Sauvignon Blanc / Viura – 2005 Rueda, Spain
2. Groth Sauvignon Blanc Napa
3. Feudi Greco di Tufo 2003 Campania

1. Laurenz & Sophie Grüner Veltliner – 2005 Austria
2. Margerum Pinot Gris 2005 Washington
3. Demuth Chardonnay 2002 Anderson Valley

Tasting notes:
Pass: Verdejo blend was all smoky wood and Demuth Chardonnay was all popcorn butter
Ok: Margerum Pinot Gris was clover honey (dry but smells like dessert wine) and the Groth Sauvignon Blanc is like sodapop at room temp. Has none of the distinctiveness of SB suprisingly. This is SB for people who don’t really like SB’s grapefruit or herbaceous qualities.
Different: Greco di Tufo and the Gruner Veltliner. I’m postponing judgement on Greco till try more producers. It has a slight honey nose with veggie. The Gruner Veltliner had 12% alcohol (a little less) and was generally more appealing since it had more residual sugar and a slight exotic fruit smell as it warmed up. Neither wine had much acidity. It was not clear if either had been in barrel, though the Greco was a 2003, so I’m assuming it had gone to barrel.

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