But, for us Winey minded types, you can also celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on June 21st (same day as Go Skate Day, but I really don't think you should celebrate both at the same time, okay?). And who doesn't think of a lively, crisp Sauvignon Blanc when the summer months hit?
So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I decided to try a new Sauvignon Blanc. I found Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (2010, 14.3%, San Luis Obispo, CA) featured on the shelf of my local grocery store and since they rarely steer me wrong in their amazing wine department, I decided to give it a sip or two. So glad I did!
The wine is a golden yellow color with aromas of pink grapefruit and lime. It tastes of grapefruit, lime with a hint of green grass. There was something else in there and it took me a bit to figure it out, but it was basil. A touch of the Mediterranean in the midst of all that tart acidity - wow! This is a fully bodied wine, so the finish lingers on and on - crisp and lively.
This is everything you want and expect in a Sauvignon Blanc. The crispness, the fruit, the summertime tastes! I also used it to to make an awesome (self proclaimed) risotto for dinner that evening. And I might also add that this wine was wonderful enough to get me through an entire weekend with a sick teenager who pretty much set the land speed record for going through boxes of tissue and reruns of "Pretty Little Liars". If that isn't a ringing endorsement, I just don't know what you want from your wine.
So get out there and get ready for International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2012. You have two days and I want reports!
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