“Problems cannot be solved at the same level of awareness that created them.” – Albert Einstein

I am about to do a rare thing on this blog:

Make a recommendation that ISN’T technology related.

I am not a completely uncultured geek.

I am also not a white wine drinker.  Specifically, I do not like chardonnay. 

But while we were in Napa Valley, we toured the St. Supéry winery and I bought a bottle of their 2007 Sauvignon Blanc and a bottle of their 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon.  The Cabernet was excellent.  Very silky and smooth, with a hint of vanilla and that perfect velvety mouth-feel you expect from a good red wine.  It was what I expected for its price class (about $30-35).

But the 2007 Sauvignon Blanc. Was. Heavenly.

It completely changed my opinion of white wines.  It was light and crisp and dry without being harsh.  It was fantastic.  And I have independent confirmation – the friends I shared it with concurred that it was a fine bottle of wine.

It’s not pricey, but not cheap either.  Expect to pay about $20-23 if you can find it. 

They don’t ship to AR right now, so I am just sh**-out-of-luck until I travel somewhere with saner liquor laws.  I will just have to learn to live with my new-found craving. 

If you like whites – you will LOVE this wine.

If you like reds – try it anyway.  You won’t be disappointed.  I still don’t think I am ready to hop the white wine bandwagon, but THIS white was just lovely.

April 11th, 2008 at 2:23 pm
5 Responses to “Plans for the weekend?”
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    jodifur Says:

    We went to St. Supery when we were in Napa and I also love their wines. I am also not a white drinker but thought the Sauvignon Blanc was awesome. Where else did you go?

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    Gerbil Says:

    If you can find it? Try the Lolonis Fume Blanc. Tasty tasty TASTY.

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    Artie Says:

    We confirm once again (as independent and impartial witnesses) that the wine was excellent. It was a pleasure for us to share it with you. Thanks again!

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    magpie Says:

    Yum. I love a nice sauvignon blanc. And I hate chardonnay.

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    I love Sauvignon blanc, and despise chardonnay. I love the look around here. It’s pretty.