2011 Ribbonwood Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc
$14.99 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt
Gary’s Notes: Some of our favorite examples of sauvignon blanc have been sourced from New Zealand (think Cloudy Bay and Spy Valley), both crisp and classic and affordable. And with Ribbonwood’s entry, here’s another for the category. Forget about the earthquakes, New Zealand just keeps cranking out great wines.
Gotta love the nuances in the way tasting notes are written Down Under. I believe “moules” noted below are mussels.
Winery Tasting Notes: “Aromatics: Punchy, engaging nose reminiscent of grapefruit, dried thyme, ripe tropical fruit and currant. Taste: Classic passion fruit and grapefruit flavours, smartened up with currant, capsicum and hints of mineral. Mouthwatering acidity makes you want to take another sip. Close your eyes and imagine how cool, clear water rushing over fist-sized stones on its way to the sea would taste. Enjoy with: Ribbonwood Sauvignon Blanc is great to relax with on its own after a long day, but also makes a great partner to salmon and white fish. For something a little different, try matching with scallops, moules marinière or Pesto Genovese dishes.
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