Kerner Estate Wines, 2011

4/5 $15.00

I have to start by saying that when I think of Sauvignon Blanc I often would think first of Australia, but I learned a valuable lesson in the beauty of New Zealand whites after tasting this great one from Kerner Estate Wines. Turns out Sauvignon Blanc is New Zealand’s most important grape and I can see why. This wine is vibrant and crisp, with tropical aromas, such as passion fruit. There is some definite hints of citrus, but it is not overpowering due to a bit of earthiness, so it does not hit you over the head with any one specific flavor. It has a decent amount of structure and balance, which lends itself to pairing with creamy goat cheese, roasted veggies, or lighter meat fair. After one taste you will see this wine is clearly a “splendiferous” choice. (Yes, everyone, I went there).

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Author:The Redheaded Wino

Advertising professional by day and wine drinker by night, often overwhelmed by the sheer choices in wine stores, I have a tendency to not drink the same wine twice. My biggest tip to all Amateur winos, never swirl the glass in your hand, you just look pretentious. Swirl it on the table and you'll never worry again about that favorite sweater having a big red wine stain on it.
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