Krisp Kiwi style sauv blanc

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Brand NameStratum
Wine NameSauvignon Blanc
Vintage (Year)2001
BottlerSherwood Estate
CountryNew Zealand
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc
Dry/Sweet Level
(1-5; 5 being the sweetest)
Body Range
(1-5; 5 being full-bodied)
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

So, it's been awhile since I have had the prototypical Kiwi Sauv Blanc which has great clean citris and ample acidity and this wine filled that bill. Honestly, it's the second bottle of it as I didn't write a review when I drank the first one.

The citrus is a very demure lemon, not too overbearing, and actually great with anything. It reminds me of the lemon component for a typical Ethiopian vinaigrette (shout out to Kaffa Krossing in West Philly). The color is a pale yellow and the body is very easy to drink down. In fact, I had this with twenty wings from the Checkers over at 43rd & Market Streets (Philly), and it was the perfect compliment.

As this is a Premium Collection wine (don't know if you'll find it anywhere else), pick up several bottles before you can't find it anymore.


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