Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Angeline Sauvignon Blanc - RR Valley

Dr Desert Flower's preference of Savignon Blanc over other white wines has lead her to purchase and explore a variety of other regions that we've normally not paid much attention to previously.  This 2009 Angeline Sauvignon Blanc from California's Russian River Valley was picked up for less than $15 at Total Wine.  She'd opened it while I was in South Carolina last week, and I finished the last glass Sunday night after a relaxing and tasty dinner outside,

There was no way this bottle was going to not oxidize for a whole week in the
fridge waiting for  DDF to return from Switzerland tomorrow.  =)

Sauvignon Blancs that are grown outside of New Zealand tend to be crisp, not grape-fruity, dry, and flavorful, and they go well with dishes that have strong flavors.   I enjoyed it with a grass fed, locally raised, Double Check Ranch New York Strip Steak that I've marinaded in a soy based sauce and served with grilled mushrooms and shallots.  They complimented Very Well, and rounded out a peaceful sunset.

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