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The Boneyard Skins 2012

by Nannette Eaton on April 24, 2014

“The earth is mostly just a boneyard. But pretty in the sunlight.” ― Larry McMurtry

the boneyard skins 2012 rkatsiteli white wine Virginia
The Boneyard Skins is pretty awesome. Indescribable, but awesome. Here’s the tasting notes from the winemaker, “Simply put this is a wine of incredible intellect and excitement. While many people are going to dig this wine it will blow the minds of serious wine nerds and those that are slightly off-kiltered. The aromatics are shockingly exotic and intense with loads of floral notes, some herbal character and more than anything a wild amount of stone fruit and papaya notes. The palate is loaded with character and abundant fruit but that is not where the excitement it. The excitement is from the wildly rich and round mouthfeel and silky tannins that perplex the palate and adding length as well as complexity. One of the most outrageous wines we have ever made.”  For me, it wasn’t super-fruit-driven, but brought compelling minerality. The grape is rkatsiteli (gesundheit) a white from the Republic of Georgia.

Wine Harlots paired Skins with a spicy Roasted Red Pepper Pasta, with the music match of “Innocent Bones” by Iron & Wine from the album The Shepherd’s Dog.

The details: 12.5% alcohol. Screw-cap. Appellation: Monticello. Grape: rkatsiteli. Retail: $25 USD available directly from Boneyard Wines. The wine was provided as a media sample for editorial consideration.

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