Sunday, August 16, 2009

I Don't Know What I'm Drinking, But It Sure Is Tasty.

I confess, I broke several of my self imposed rules for this week's "Cheap Wine with Pretty Labels" series.

  1. The label is okay, but it doesn't really scream out at me.  I like a label that makes me need to buy it.  This one is artsy, but not all that interesting.
  2. I've promised to keep the price range at $10.00 or under.  This bottle went over my budget by 99 cents.
  3. I like to write about wines I've never sampled before for this series.  Busted.  Second time I've tried this one.
So here's the rule breaking wine.

Pomelo is a Sauvignon Blanc bottled by Mason Cellars.  And it's delicious.  I mentioned before that this is not the first time I've tried it.  I was originally introduced to Pomelo by one of my closest wine snob friends.  This guy really knows his stuff and was so impressed with the unique flavor.  The wine sold out quickly around here, and I've had to wait for the bar to get a new shipment in before I could try it again.  I won't lie, it felt a little like Christmas when my husband came home with the bottle on Saturday night.

Pomelo is a "giant citrus fruit native to Malaysia and thought to be ancestor to the grapefruit".  That's what the bottle says, anyways.  I've never heard of a pomelo before (note to self: pay more attention in the produce section).  But the wine definitely has a slight citrus flavor to it.  Somewhat lemony, definitely a grapefruit like after taste.  I just love it.  

I enjoyed a glass while watching a preseason football game and wrapping my son's birthday gifts.  Snacked on salt and vinegar chips, which was a combination I highly discourage.  Just plain nasty together.  

Oh, and one last thing--it's a screw top.  I mentioned before, I don't have anything against a wine bottle with a screw top.  I wasn't lying.  Tried this one twice, and I'll definitely be buying it again.


  1. I like your "Cheap Wine with Pretty Labels" idea. I will have to do it myself. Sounds fun!

  2. I've seen pomelos in the supermarket but never bought one, and I didn't even realize they could be made into wine. This sounds unique and delicious. Here's another one I've got to try!!

  3. I think the label is lovely. Is it just me?

  4. I will definitely have to give this one a try! Sounds good. Love your blog..I love me some wine with dinner :-)