Thursday, 5/3, Little Rock, AR
I saw this blend on the shelf and was interested because I haven't come across a lot of blended whites of late. Especially not in this 50/50 mix. I was a little concerned due to the 2004 vintage but for $6.99/bottle I wasn't making a major investment. And thank goodness I didn't as this was an example of the infamous, corked bottle. When I poured this it had a color that wasn't quite yellow and not quite golden, but something in between. My first smell of this told me that something was amiss. I examined the cork and didn't see any signs of a spoiled corked like I've seen in the past when a spoiled bottle has reared its ugly head. Being the adventurer that I am, I took a taste of this and had my suspicions confirmed. Bad, spoiled wine. How to handle a bad bottle? Take it back to the retailer who should honor your request for a replacement bottle of something else or, at the very least, a refund. If they don't stand behind their wine, don't shop there anymore. I'll be taking this one back and will be weary of trying a white from this vineyard that has that much age on it. Let me know your experiences with spoiled wine and the retailers reaction. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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