Carlson Trois Fleurs
Retailer: Whole Foods
Tonight I am drinking the Carlson Trois Fleurs. I was skeptical because it’s 50% Gewürztraminer and in the past, I have not really been a fan of Gewürztraminer (I’ve only ever had like, two so I’m being really unfair here but whatever, LIFE’S NOT FAIR). Luckily the other two 25%s are Chenin Blanc and Sauvignon Blanc so there was nothing to fear, aside from fear itself and of course, bad buttery oak/heights.
I feel like if you’re out in the world reading about wine, you’re probably together enough to put together that this blend of three different Santa Ynez varietals is where they get the name “Trois Fleurs” , but just in case, well, there you have it.
When it first hit my mouth I was like, “I don’t know about this.” But after a couple sips, I knew I was in for the whole bottle. It tastes like you’re drinking the most beautiful rose garden, all yellows and pinks and corals. It’s so perfectly sunny. And the garden just echoes Charles Mingus vinyls. So, it’s the best garden you’ve ever been in, basically.
I guess we could say this garden really grew on me! BA-DUM-CHHHHHH!
Seriously though, this wine just saved me from my always-creeping-but-forever-staved quarter-life crisis. Wine is the original Xanax.
Alright, time to polish off this bottle and go shop online for things I can’t afford.
Tasting Notes: Very floral on the front, with citrus and mineral on the backside. Crisp with a light but lingering finish. Would pair awesome with a white fish or a warm patio & good friends. Definitely a summer essential.
Ross Test: Doable. A bit too minerally and acidic for extended chugging. Best left in the glass unless you’re really into not giving a fuck.