Okay, a tad too much sarcasm. I actually like these national (fill in the blank) wine days. It's a chance to read bloggers and wine writers musings on a particular varietal. I'm not sure anyone outside the wine world knows there is a National Sauvignon Blanc day, or Cab, Merlot, or Chardonnay Day. But there are such holidays.
|Correct label, but I drank the 2009|
Who could come up with this but self-absorbed, narcissistic, attention-seeking wine writers? Well, I guess those adjectives are all redundant. But it is sort of fun.
I opened a really great Santa Barbara Winery 2009 Sauvingon Blanc from the Santa Ynez Valley in Central California. I paid $11.99 at Cork and Cracker in Indy for this dynamite and lighter-bodied SauvBlanc.
The wine has strong citrus with floral hints, and a pretty mild acidic finish. But it's a nice change of pace from the bigger more powerfully acidic Sauv Blanc wines. And at $12 it's a crazy good value. This is wine that would be fabulous with white fish and really light summer dishes. And the mild acidity makes it a perfect sipper for hot days.
I'd give the wine a Highly Recommended rating as a value and delicous Sauvingon Blanc.
Oh, Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day!
I wonder if there is a National Table Grape day?
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