Warmer temperatures have arrived in most parts of the United States, which makes the timing just right to stock your fridge with white wines. One of our favorite unique white wines here at Miner is The Iliad, our white Rhône blend made up of Marsanne, Roussanne and Viognier.
Tasting notes: The Iliad begins with a bright perfume of honeysuckle and acacia flowers, and continues its epic tale with undertones of sandlewood and herbs. With good acidity, concentration and balance, The Iliad boasts flavors of apricots and a hint of citrus. The long, clean finish offers a structured minerality with a hint of tannin and cream.
Blend: 54% Marsanne, 40% Roussanne, 6% Viognier and .01% deep sighs.
Occasion to consume: Sitting on a warm and sunny patio, lounging at the beach, long presentations, first dates, second dates, third dates… any occasion where you’re looking to relax or impress.
Food pairings: We love this recipe for Shrimp with Green Beans and Coconut from Food + Wine. Or Cheez-Its. (Seriously).