Saturday, June 30, 2007

New Haven Wine & Wild Rice Salad Not In Key West

Ah, the lazy days of summer. I figured it was time to try my second wine from my Sam's Wines in Chicago haul. I could not stand it anymore. I just had to dive into one of my New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs that I picked up last week. (Sonadora, this one is for you too!) It was shouting out to me from the wine rack! So I popped that dude into the frig and totally enjoyed last night.

I am speaking about a 2006 New Haven Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough area of New Zealand. I probably have said this before, but I am going to say it again, these are my very favorite white wines. They have such good structure with loads of citrus, grassiness, and plenty of acid to make it jump around in your mouth and refresh your soul. This little gem was no exception. Presented on the palate was a nice heavy mouthful of citrus with a touch of that lovely grassiness that is predominant in most New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs. The New Haven also had a long pleasing finish. At a price of $9.99, it is a great bargain.

I served this delightful wine with grilled pork loin and a wild rice salad that had loads of veggies in it topped with a red wine vinaigrette and toasted almonds. If anyone would like the recipe, just let me know and I will post it.) The New Haven Sauvignon Blanc matched up perfectly with this summer dinner.

What a way to start the end of your day! Cheers!

1 comment:

Wendy said...

Would love the recipe! It looks so wholesome.