Totally unrelated to Poland, aside from the fact that the drawing on the label reminds me of the Old Town walls, I thought I would start the year by featuring a wine that really feels like me. This was the first wine I had that made me realize I really like the earthy, funky, leathery reds of which most are not fans. I tasted this in a wine class at Chelsea Wine Vault and loved it, though the overwhelming response by most was not positive, haha! The smell and taste was compared to a barnyard (I have seen reviews describe it as smelling like a musty forest floor) and while that sounds pretty horrid, I find the flavor profile of this wine extremely compelling. Now when I smell a wine like this, I know that I will almost certainly like it.

If you’re feeling adventurous or you’re just looking to mix up your wine options and try something out of your comfort zone, I would suggest you give this one a try – not much to lose at only $11 a bottle! And if nothing else, it will be a conversation starter at least. And please let me know what you think! I would be really curious to get others’ impressions on this one. 🙂