What Wine Would You Drink on a Deserted Island?

I was reading through Wine Spectator’s blog and came across a post that asked high-level sommeliers this question: If you were stranded on a desert island and could pick three wines to bring with you to drink for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Some of them chose practically, simply choosing what they liked. Others considered wine pairings with their new tropical diets. The Som’s picks painted an oyster-shucking, mango-munching good time from zesty Chablis, tear-jerking Burgandy Pinot Noirs to Napa Chards.

My Picks:

My White Wine pick would be an Arizona Albarino from Cellar 433. You could almost taste the prickle of pineapple and there was a highly herbal basil note on the nose. With an ABV of 14% this bright acid, high alcohol wine would be the perfect tropical accompaniment to any deserted island dish I could come up with. Pairing beautifully with white fish, mussels, or fruit salads.

Purchase here from Winery 1912

You guessed it: Hito Rosado. My rose favorite. This Spanish beauty is a Tempranillo rose with an earthy feel and notes of red fruits like raspberries. Hito is complex but, highly drinkable. Would pair well with various seafood as well as nuts, berries, and other fruits!

Make your reservations at Dodici to try this Rose!

As for a red wine. I’m not sure I’ve found the red I’d like to spend the rest of my life with. Maybe a Tempranillo? A French Malbec? A Napa Cab is always a solid option. In this moment I’m exploring the versatility of Pinot Noir, so maybe a Willamette Valley?

Here Is What You Said:

I thought it would be fun to ask you all the same question: If YOU were stranded on a desert island and could pick three wines to bring with you to drink for the rest of your life, which would you choose? Had a lot of good answers to the Instagram post!

Instagram User: @queserasarah520
Our Friends over @warbler.coffee!
Instagram User: @runningtoheal_

Instagram User: @usual_unusual

Some of us trashed the idea of wine altogether:

Instagram User: @luisitoestil

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