Thursday, November 10, 2011

Wine Review: Rutherford Ranch 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley

This wine was a light straw color. The nose has a light tropical aroma, but was predominately filled with notes of grapefruit and lemon zest. The palate mirrored the nose with flavors of grapefruit, lemon and some grassy notes. The wine was clean, crisp and had great acidity and a lemon laced finish. This wine would pair well with oysters, grilled or fried fish, shrimp, crab cakes, appetizers with artichokes, spinach and Parmesan cheese in puff pastry, a  simple green salad with disc of "well" chilled fresh goat cheese coated in egg whites and rolled in seasoned Panko Bread crumbs and pan fried in olive oil, Ecco Olive Extra Virgin Olive Oil until lightly browned, then drizzled with a light salad dressing. I paired this wine with fresh goat cheese on Town House Flatbread Crisps, the Sea Salt & Olive Oil variety. Note : This wine was a sample provided by Rutherford Wine Company for review.  SRP $15.00

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