Got to thinking the other day, not sure why, but it had to do with the fact that I rarely buy more than a few bottles of any one wine (same vintage) even if I REALLY like it. This whole mental experience (notice I didn't say breakdown) began when I had purchased a wine, very nice needless to say, but I am anyway, that was "just up my alley." The wine shop ad showed it had just received a glowing 92 point review from Wine Spectator, and at $18 a bottle, like I said: "right up my alley." Okay, so I actually said "just" instead of "right" but put them together they make "just right" which the wine was!
The wine was the Arnaud Lambert Saumur White Breze Clos de Midi 2017. A crisp and beautiful Chenin Blanc from the Loire Valley. Seeing a combination of Stainless Steel and neutral French Oak aging, this was such an enjoyable wine. Stone fruit flavors with a slight honey note finalizing with crisp acidity beckoning you back for more.
How does this lead me to my conundrum (not to be confused with a wine by the same name)?
I only bought one bottle just to try and if I liked it, to write it up for a "Wine of the Week." BUT I REALLY LIKED IT! So my mind started conjuring up my options. That's when it hit me. (A thought not the wine).
Why am I hesitating? I love the wine, it's a great price and it's still available. The more I thought about it, I realized that this happens to me more than once in a blue moon (although as I think of it, they were talking about a pink moon tonight). The gears in my head start to turn and the analytical left side of my brain takes over. I'm tempted to write down the pros and cons on a piece of paper (yes, I still use paper instead of my computer/phone/tablet). I say tempted as I didn't have to. Not realizing that I do this naturally, my desire to explore more wines leads me to buy "different" wines rather than go back to the "tried and true." Just had never given it much, if any, thought.
I wonder how many other wine drinkers/explorers out there do the same thing. It's probably like the Universe and extraterrestrials, they exist but doubt I'll ever run into one.
So there you go, another post from the inner workings of my mind. So what was the outcome of that great Chenin Blanc? Still debating at the moment, but leaning heavily on ordering more. Also, since I kind of reviewed the wine here, doing a "Wine of the Week" column for it seems a little redundant. But for the record, BUY IT! Unlike me, take two!