*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the winery.
Snow? Cold? Rain? Gray fog? Nothing says Sauvignon Blanc like that kind of weather, right? Well, I often like to pretend it’s summer or spring when we’re in the dead of winter. Plus, the overgrown rodent in PA says it will be an early spring. Cheers to hoping it’s right. We opened up the 2010 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc to go with a quiche Lorraine the other day. The wine has a real cork closure, clocks in at 14.1 percent alcohol by volume, and retails for $25.
Four takeaways from this wine:
1.) It had me dreaming of heat waves, so it served that purpose.
2.) You can’t see me but I’m making that motion with my fingers to my lips and saying “perfecto” about the pairing with the quiche Lorraine.
3.) I’ll take a bottle for the first 90 degree day of the year.
4.) I’d also drink this with grilled white fish, fondue, pasta with cream sauces, on it’s own on a tropical beach somewhere…
On the nose I found lime, lemon, white peach, grapefruit, and pear. I could smell the acidity and it made my mouth water. In the mouth I got grapefruit, white peach, lemon, and pear. Tart and refreshing, my final note on the wine (twice, that is) is “yummy.”