This week's Round Robin Challenge: Your Mission,Should You Choose To Accept It, was a perfect opportunity for me. See, I'd been holding on to a very special bottle of wine for the past fifteen years, and today was the perfect opportunity to finally try it.
What we have here is the 2002 Viandante Del Cielo translated as Travel of the Sky, or "Skywalker". Yes, as in Luke Skywalker of Star Wars.
This wine comes from the infamous Niebaum Coppola vineyards, but here's the kicker - It utilizes grapes grown at THE Skywalker Ranch. So in all essence of the wine, it's technically a Star Wars product.
Honestly, for being fifteen years old at this point, I expected better. They say that wine gets better with age, but I guess my snobbery for the stuff isn't where it should have been to truly appreciate it for what it was.
Taste wise - It was creamy in flavor with a smooth oak and vanilla finish, which is definitely good in terms of Chardonnay. The acid is just enough to give it that kick that a good wine should have.
With how old this bottle is, I very well may have just cracked open a couple hundred dollar bottle of wine - Though it only cost me around forty bucks when it first came out. In hind site, I kind of wish I would have left it in the closet to age more, but at least I have another bottle sitting in there. So, in the long run I still have one to hold on to.
These wines aren't common on secondary markets. However, they still make bottles of it here and there. The key thing to keep in mind is that regardless of what year you get your hands on that it's always made in limited batches that once they're gone, they're gone. This aspect alone makes the bottles desirable to wine aficionados, and all the more collectible to Star Wars fans.
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