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Inexpensive and Nice White WineKemblefield Sauvignon Blanc 2010 – $10
While Australia is known for its reds, especially Shiraz, it’s the white wine Sauvignon Blanc that has put New Zealand on the wine map. New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs are known for their characteristic tastes of grapefruit, gooseberry, and musk. While many of them go overboard, ending up too acidic or smelling like cat pee (yes, that’s the technical term), Kemblefield manages to capture the essence of New Zealand while keeping everything in balance, with hints of grapefruit, gooseberry, and just the slightest hint of musk, and even a little lime thrown in for good measure. Fairly light bodied, this makes a good summertime quaffing wine, but it has enough complexity and flavor that it is also ideal for parties. It also pairs well with fish dishes.
– Dave Carper, CSW