Sauvignon Blanc, 2009
Valle Central, Chile
Tonight, we are watching Steve Langton, our hometown boy from Melrose, MA, compete in bobsledding in the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympics. Our dinner, sesame halibut with bok choy, is steaming in foil packets in the oven. Actually, we substituted haddock for halibut because that's all they had at the grocery store - wonder if that will be okay?
Anyway, to accompany our dinner and our simple, yet scrumptious, appetizer of steamed artichokes with melted butter, we are drinking Oops Sauvignon Blanc from Chile. We've recently taken an interest in Chilean wines after reading a case about them for a marketing class in our Babson MBA program. The Oops wine is actually a blend - 85% Sauvignon Blanc and 15% Carmenere. Carmenere is known as "the lost grape of Bordeaux" it was grown freely with Merlot grapes for a long time and assumed to be Merlot. In 1994, viticulturist Jean-Michel Boursiquit revealed their true identity. This wine is packed with grapefruit flavor and hints of lime. It works well by itself, but also complements a light fish dinner perfectly. Trying this wine would not be a mistake!
A&T Ranking: 8.5/10