Goes Down Easy


Our hot days and even hotter nights are winding down here now that fall is approaching, however, I can’t yet seem to give up my cheap and cheerful Sauvignon Blancs. For this evening, the wine was a 2007 Matariki Sauvignon Blanc from Hawkes Bay. It clocked in at 13% alcohol by volume, had a screw cap closure and was part of my last 12 under $12 case from Total Wine & More. In the glass I was struck by the pale color of the wine.

On the nose I found grass, grapefruit, lemon, peppers, and herbs. In the mouth I got flavors of grapefruit, other citrus, and green pepper. This was no complicated wine, but it was racy and refreshing, with a good amount of lip-puckering acidity that lends itself so well to our hot swampy climate here in the DC summers.

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3 Responses

  1. What, no screwtop cap? I think I am out of my league here!

  2. I just discovered your blog and LOVE it! I can’t wait to try the Zinfandel Rose you had. It looks like the perfect summer wine! Where did you find it? I don’t know much about wine but I sure love to drink it! ;)

  3. Ken, it had a screw top! :)

    Cookie-Welcome! The Zinfandel Rose I just wrote about came directly from Nelson Family Vineyards in CA. The Iridesse Zinfandel Rose I wrote about a week or two ago came directly from the owners of that winery in CA!

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