Thursday, June 30, 2011

Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Yes I'm still on the hunt for Sauternes but I will have it hands this weekend. I promise, but since I haven't hunted it down yet, I decided to open a bottle of Sauvignon Blanc by Nobilo, which I almost drunk the entire bottle alone.(smile)

I first taste this wine at a wine tasting and instantly feel in love with it! I was told by a friend who accompanied me to the tasting that, "There's a wine at that table that taste like grapefruit!" (eyebrows raise) So, of course I had to make my way over to find out about this wine. Now, I tell you I was shocked when I found out it was a Sauvignon Blanc because before I was not a fan. With one taste of Nobilo's I was sold! It definitely had a nice hint of grapefruit in it and not only was I sold but so was the bottle. Here's more about Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc 2010 from Marlborough, New Zealand:

Pale yellow with brilliant clarity. Very evident aromas of pineapple, passion fruit and melon. Fresh, crisp and clean with zesty flavors of ripe tropical fruits and zingy acidity. A beautifully balanced wine with great presence and mouthfeel.

FOOD MATCH. Enjoyable on its own as an aperitif, or pairs well with any lighter seafood dish, lemon herb chicken, or summer salads.

critical acclaim:
"Vibrant and mouthwatering, with a laser beam of lemon, lime, grapefruit and apricot flavors. Hints of fresh herbs and flowers add to the complexity."

89 Points
Wine Spectator

I would also like to add that the bottle was only $9.99. Great price for a great tasting wine. This is a great summer wine and it gets two wine glasses (or 3, LOL) from me!

Happy Wine Drinking!

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Sweet Sauternes

Lately (via Twitter) I've seen a lot of talk about Sauternes pronounced {soh-tern}. Now I've never taste this wine before nor had I even heard of it. Since it seems to be so popular I had to look it up and find out what all the rave is about. Here's what I found out...

Sauternes an elegant sweet wine from the Sauternes region of western France. It's made from SAUVIGNON BLANC or SEMILLON grapes that have been infected by a beneficial mold called BOTRYTIS CINEREA, which causes the grapes to shrivel, leaving a sugary fruit with concentrated flavors. The best Sauternes come from vines that have been hand-picked (as many as 12 separate times) to ensure that the grapes are not removed from the vines before reaching the perfect degree of ripeness required for these wines. Sauternes are most notable as DESSERT WINES but, because of their high acidity, they also make excellent partners for rich dishes like PÂTÉ, CAVIAR and FOIE GRAS. "Sauterne" without the ending "s" usually refers to an inexpensive semisweet California wine.

Flavors in Sauternes range from apricot, peach, pineapple, and vanilla.The wines are smooth and creamy (Mmmmm...that sounds so good! I love the color of the wine as well)

Desserts pair well with Sauternes but because of it's complexity it goes well with a variety of food.Here are some ideas for pairings with Sauternes

So it is safe to say that will be on the hunt for this wine this week. I will definitely tell you all if it's all the rave, which I'm sure that it is. (smile)

To find out more on Sauternes go to: