Floral Terranes - “Abracadabra" 2020Vom Boden
Yes, “Abracadabra,” as in the Steve Miller Band song, but also, now a magical blend of equal parts Merlot and skin-contact Sauvignon Blanc, blended after fermentation.
You might say this makes no sense, and maybe you’d be right. But this is no joker. The magic of “Abracadabra” doesn’t have to make sense (by its very nature shouldn’t make sense) and how these two grapes come together to make a Long-Island-gone Italian, space cowboy wine I don’t really know. But they do, and it does. And it’s really delicious. This wine is a gangster of love.
Though it is half Sauvignon Blanc, this is very much a red wine with burly and rustic dried spices, plum and leather. And then… there is the drive of the Sauvignon, a briny and tart energetic core giving it a playfulness – it flies like an eagle, like a jet airliner; take the money and run to this wine.
Producer: Floral Terranes
Varietal: 50% Merlot and 50% Sauvignon Blanc
Country: United States
Region: New York