Still full from Easter dinner, how about you? But not too full to tell you about a nice inexpensive, under $10 find. It is "Redcliff" 2004 Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough Region in New Zealand. I know, another "down under" wine. I cannot help it. I am addicted to them lately. Maybe it's these fancy labels everyone is coming up with. (That will be another blog in the future). Really, even though it has a nice label, the wine was very satisfying. Nice intense aromas greeted me when I opened this wine by the screw cap. Nice smell of berries and fruit. As with the Sauvignon Blancs from down under, it also greeted my palette with that slightly grassy flavor with crisp acidity to follow. Nice long fresh finish. The ALC/Vol on Redcliff is 13%, but is not overpowered by it. A keeper in my books!
Here is one of my dishes that I served with our Easter dinner that was so yumptious ( is that a word?). It was a vegetable tian that included good olive oil, onions, garlic, potatoes, zucchini, tomatoes, salt and pepper, fresh thyme leaves and a few sprigs, topped with Gruyere cheese. If you would like specifics, just leave me a comment. It was very easy to do and the kitchen smelled...yumptious!