20$ at K&L--sold out now. I was talking about orange wines, and walked out with this. It's interesting for more than one reason. Firstly, this wine is orange, meaning that the white wine grapes have skin contact (much like a red wine). Secondly, this wine is from Georgia, which used to be part of the Soviet Union (and you can imagine what that did for quality). Thirdly, this wine is fermented in amphorae, much like wine was made "back in the day." Anyways...this is super weird and funky. Surprisingly tannic, and at first, really shut down. Stylistically, the nose reminds me of port, with lots of dried fruits and a certain nuttiness. None of this really surprised me since orange wine is oxidative. There is also a suggestion of spices. Eventually, I thought that it tasted a lot like oranges as well as more Porty type of flavors (although it certainly does not have the sweetness of Port). Finishes with some bitter notes. Definitely an interesting wine...although I have to say, I much prefer the Coenobium from Paolo Bea and the Nuns. I would pick up another bottle of this, just because it was interesting. Not my favorite, although it's well made and certainly has structure too. C+/B- One last unanswered question--what to pair with this wine? I naively forgot that this was orange until I opened it...and it wasn't a very good match for squid, or for the roasted romanesco cauliflower that I made. I saw a suggestion to pair the Coenobium with Spaghetti alla Carbonara--which is brilliant--and I think this wine would do well with that too. When I open up the bottle of Coenobium, that's what I'm making. Carbonara (which is one of my favorite things on the planet to eat).