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Screen Shot 2015-03-08 at 5.02.13 PMFinally, I am back from Las Vegas for a business meeting and have time to catch up on some of the reviews I did not get to while I was there. I did post a mobile review while I was being held up for my next flight. One thing that was interesting, while we were at a nice restaurant was the waiter “primed” the wine glass before serving it.

For those of you who have never heard of “priming the wine glass” it is practice that is supposedly put into place to rinse out any impurities that may have gotten on the glass during the cleaning process. What they did is poured about one ounce of wine in glass 1, swirled, and repeated with each glass and discarded the 1 oz. I don’t know if it truly makes a difference but it was interesting.

Of course, this has nothing to do with one of the wines I had before I left. The 2013 Evolucio Furmint is a white wine from the country of Hungary. We got this one at our local winery, who recommended for my mother-in-law as a replacement for a wine they were out of.

Here is the tasting notes from Aster who sells this wine:

Wines from Hungary does not need to feel foreign, exotic, or unfamiliar. This Furmint, for example, features fresh pears and quaffable tropical fruits, all under a welcoming floral nose. A lush texture struck with an herbal finish leaves you feeling lip-smacking good. Pair with rich fish, creamy chicken dishes, lightly spiced recipes, and maturing goat cheese. This wine comes from 30-year-old Furmint growing on a mix of volcanic soils.

So what did I think?

Color – Straw golden yellow.

Nose – Green apple and lemon.

Taste – Green apple again, with tropical fruit. Maybe pineapple?

Finish – Crisp, balanced medium acid, slight off-dry possible.

Overall, this is a pretty good white that has a little meat on it’s bones than most. It was almost like someone took a Chardonnay without oak and blended it with a Sauvignon Blanc. It is slightly off dry but it is not sweet. Good patio wine.

Rating: B

~Justin