I recently started my spring wine tasting journey. I enjoy touring local wineries in California and the LXV Wine Lounge in Paso Robles is on now my list. I recently had the opportunity to taste some of the wonderful wines from the LXV winery in a local Laguna Beach art gallery and I was very happy I did.
LXV is inspired by the 64 arts of Kama Sutra. Intriguing right? I was curious...I learned more at the tasting that evening.
LXV's tagline is "The 65th Sutra is You", meaning that it was created and inspired by you, the wine enjoyer. I found their wines flavorful, authentic and sensuous. LXV wines are aged a neutral barrels versus oak barrels so as not to impart the usual oak background, but instead to enhance the wine's own aroma and flavor.
Winemaker Amy Butler, who attended UC Davis and later spent time in Prague and Bourdeaux, refined and cultivated the art of winemaking at several wineries before starting her own vintage. Amy believes that nothing should taste overworked. Her approach to winemaking is to make balanced wine using the best ingredients and time-honored techniques. She was recently featured in Wine Enthusiast Magazine as a Rising Star of Paso.
Another characteristic of LXV wines is that no two vintages are alike. In addition, each release is created with intention of being paired with particular spices in food. I was able to taste several of their wines and enjoyed each one.
The 2012 Viognier Summer Satine Best of Class is a lovely white wine with a fruity and floral aroma. I could tasted hints of melon and apricot. This blend was created to complement exotic pepper blends such as steak or lamb.
For a limited time, LXV is offering a 10% discount on the purchase of the 2012 Rising tempo using the discount code OIFLXV (OIF = Organized Island Fan).
Which variety would you want to try?