As I was cleaning my purchase of kale from the Farmers Market on Saturday, I decided to open a chilled bottle of 2005 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc to keep me company. Washing all of the lettuces, kale, green beans and other various items I picked up takes quite a few minutes, but minutes that I totally enjoy. I love cooking and having the freshest, healthiest, veggies that I can possibly get...it makes all the difference. Just look at this kale from Boulder Belt Eco Farms, so handsome! Lucy and Eugene put their heart and souls into this farm and it is very evident by the produce they bring to market for all of us. Actually, I tip my hat to all of the farmers who make the Oxford Farmers Market such a success and a fun place to be!
Now let's talk about the wine I treated myself to while doing my cleansing of the veggies! As I mentioned, I pulled out a bottle of 2005 Dashwood Sauvignon Blanc that was produced from the fruit grown in the Awatere and Wairau Valley's in Marborough, New Zealand. After unscrewing the cap, whiffs of citrus, mostly lime but a bit of grapefruit too, filled the air. Jumping around on my tongue were the flavors, not only of this citrus, but also a hint of passion fruit and apples also. I know, what a combination. This is a medium bodied wine with a bit of personality to it. Nice bright, dry, crisp, smack your lips, was what was on the finish. And, typical of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, that down to Earth green grass flavor that I adore. This wine was a great bargain at $11.99. Sonadora, look this one up for your summer sips. You will enjoy.
Now, you ask, what did you whip up with all of the good veggies from the farmers market? That, my friends, is for another post!