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Wine Recommendation

Burford and Brown Wines 2006

Burford and Brown Wines

2006 “Lady Grace” Verdelho

From the Portuguese island of Madeira, Verdelho is widely planted in Australia, and is increasingly gaining popularity in the US. Producer Burford and Brown is the bottle-child of winemaker Peter Burford, who hails from Australia, and has made wine throughout the world. The winery claims the distinction of being the largest producer of Verdelho in the United States.

Dedicated to his mother Grace Pauline Burford, this Verdelho may look like a very thin, crisp Pinot Grigio in the glass, but its pale, wan appearance belies it’s amazing olfactory and palate-pleasing powers. It’s a complex wine in the nose and in the mouth, tingling every nose hair with bright gooseberry, honeysuckle, nectarine and lime aromas, then spreading them in a delicate swathe across your mouth. At first citrusy, bright and light, then intensely pluot with hints of apricot, the wine finishes with fleshy peach, flinty minerality, and even melon. It never stops finding new spots in your taste buds to wake up and tingle. A very delightful fruit salad of a wine, with a very dry sense of humor. Mabe a lot like Peter’s mother?

Reviewed October 24, 2007 by Laura Ness.


Other Awards & Accolades

Silver Medal -- 2007 Long Beach Grand Cru Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- 2007 San Diego International Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- Los Angeles County International Wine Competition
Silver Medal -- Riverside International Wine Competition
Bronze Medal -- 2007 Pacific Rim International Wine Competition

Other reviewed wines from Burford and Brown Wines


The Wine

Winery: Burford and Brown Wines
Vintage: 2006
Wine: “Lady Grace” Verdelho
Appellation: Lodi
Grape: Verdelho
Price: 750ml $16.00

Review Date: 10/24/2007

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.