Had a bottle of this with our Mother’s Day feast. Very pale gold, almost no color. Had a nose of grapefruit and citrus, without a lot of grass or any of the cat pee that is often present in New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. It was a little fuller bodied that the usual NZ Sauvignion Blanc as well. Lots of grapefruit on the palate, as well as gooseberry and green olives. Very, very dry with a finish of honeyed minerals. This wine just highlighted to me the magic and complexity that enraptures my inner wine geek: this wouldn’t be anywhere near my first choice for a sitting on the deck, sipping wine with friends bottle, but it was absolutely terrific with food. The acids complemented the dishes and made the flavors burst. In this case 1+1=4! I’d give this a solid 90. At 18.99 this wasn’t a smack you in the head value, but I wouldn’t hesitate to buy it again. I think this would be wonderful with shellfish or a citrusy grilled shrimp.
I bought this on the recommendation of the people at the Frederick Wine House. Good call on their part.
UPDATE: for those of you who emailed: Mother’s Day Menu was (Mom’s a vegetarian):
Pan seared tofu with basil-mint marinade
Brown Basmati rice risotto w/ local greens
Shaved apple, fennel and radish salad in vinaigrette
Mocha-cinnamon bonets for dessert.