|Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc 2011
Marlborough, New Zealand
I took this wine to my friend Cheryl’s house when they invited us for dinner a few weeks back. My friend has her wine that she prefers to drink, so I was hoping to get her out of that box for an evening at least! She was a good sport, but went back to her “regular” after only a small glass. No matter, I enjoyed this wine, and if you happened to read the blog about Kim Crawford, I probably enjoyed this one better; it’s high up with with Sean Minor, and the value is good too! Another Sauvignon Blanc that is light and refreshing. I guess you could say that when summer rolls around, I won’t have to think about which wines to serve…I’ll already have a vast inventory of wines that I know are excellent, and not terribly expensive! A typical Sauvignon Blanc with the beautiful scents of mangoes, grass, pineapple and kiwi. A slight effervescence on my tongue with bursts of tropical fruits and a hint of lemon zest. So what do I mean by effervescence? This wine is not sparkling, yet it gives that slight tingling flavour on my tongue. For me, it gives the wine a little more character!