Swirling, Sniffing, and Sipping
Last week you may have read on MetsBlog that Johan Santana, Jose Reyes, and Brian Schneider lent their names and images to wine bottles to raise money for several charities.
The wines will be called “Santana’s Select”, “CaberReyes”, and “Schneider Schardonnay”, and will retail for around 13 bucks per bottle. Proceeds from the sales of the wines will go to each player’s charity of choice, which is explained in more detail at the Charity Hop website.
My wife’s first question was, “Is Reyes old enough to drink?” (he is).
There are already some “reviews” on these wines, from Wine Spectator:
Santana’s Select: Incredible power at first, but then its complexity and depth throws you a changeup.
CaberReyes: This flies across the palate with awesome quickness, but some old-schoolers complain it dances too much on the tongue.
Brian Schneider – Schneider Schardonnay: A wine for those who want to trade away youthful promise for an aged, reliable vintage. Plenty of oak gives it a strong defense. But how much Schardonnay can you drink before you Schneider all over the floor?
And you thought wine snobs had no sense of humor?
BTW, the wines are made by California estate Clos LaChance, a solid producer (I’m, eh, a wine geek myself … see my blog WineWeekly.com).