Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
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.