Wine of the Week
CHARLOTTE'S HOME SAUVIGNON BLANC
This is a story 55 years in the making. Retired Broadway dancer, Rodney Strong and his wife. Charlotte, bought a small winery and vineyard in the Alexander Valley in the fifties .At the time they became the 13th bonded winery in the valley. The Klein family, local farmers, bought it when Rodney retired...again. This Sauvignon Blanc draws it grapes from several Sonoma County areas to get the style wine making director Justin Seidenfeld wants. Pale straw in color with fresh aromas of bright citrus notes of grapefruit and lime zest brings notes of zesty fruit and melon. The palate is crisp and clean with flavors of citrus, ripe honeydew and gooseberry, leading to washed stone minerality on the finish. This California Sauv Blanc, from a warmer climate, shows what location does to this grape. New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, growing in their cooler climate exhibit more pronounced grapefruit and acidity than the California herbaceous, grassy Sauvignon Blancs.
Sauvignon Blanc + Goat Cheese = heaven. Let's try thinly sliced Asian Pears with a dollop of goat cheese, drizzle of honey and crushed Pistachios to start your experience, then an arugula and peach salad with fried goat cheese croutons, and finally asparagus cannelloni with wild mushroom ragout. Wow, vegetarian fare.
You might see, in the rafters of the winery, a spider web declaring "What a Wine!"
PRICE GOOD THROUGH WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19, 2019
The above pairings are from the Cheers Wine Staff. Let one of our knowledgeable people help you with your selections and food pairings.