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Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc

30-Mar-2005

For this year’s Easter dinner I selected Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc.  I was really happy with this wine.  It was a great complement to the ham; reflected the taste of the asparagus; was great with the Gruyère and Parmesan flavors in the au gratin potatoes; and even managed to work with the pineapple!  But what really surprised me is that I took a sip while eating my lemon meringue pie and it was good with the pie!  I don’t think I’ve ever had any wine that I really liked with lemon meringue pie.  (That doesn’t mean that I’ve refrained from drinking wine while eating it though…)

I like Sauvignon Blancs (also called Fume Blanc) with their lighter, crisp style.  I think of them often in the summer months when a heavy red or chardonnay can sometimes be a little oppressive in the heat.  Although generally it’s a dry wine, most have either a grassy or fruity flavor that can handle spicy foods.  In general Sauvignon Blanc is a forgiving wine and will do it’s best to work with whatever you pair it with. 

Having said all that I was really impressed with this bottle, though.  I’m sure at some point I’ve had a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but maybe not.  While I was thinking that I really wanted to share this find with you I came across this article in SFGate.  And imagine my surprise when I saw that this very bottle ranked among their top picks from the region!  I’m a genius!  Okay, probably not but I like the validation anyway. 

While you are out at the Gate you should also check out this article about describing wine

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