Thursday, September 29, 2011

Wine Review: Honig 2010 Reserve Sauvignon Blanc Rutherford


Well, let me first say that I love the label. The "bee" that helps bridge the "H" in Honig is a symbol of industry. The winemaker should feel proud of the fruits of her labor, and the winery should be proud as well. This wine is a straw color, with aromas of ripe fruit, like orange blossoms, pear, melon, citrus zest, a hint of apricot and a bit of spice. The palate mirrors the nose with juicy fruit, but with a bit of oak to give this wine some structure and complexity. The mouth feel is full, almost like some chardonnays. This is a wine that a "ABC" person (Anything But Chardonnay) would love! The wine has a a bit of minerality and the finish is long with those citrus flavors mingled with a bit of oak. This is a Sauvignon Blanc that has enough weight and structure to pair with Fall and Winter meals. I would pair this wine with grilled seafood, like fish, shrimp, scallops and crab. I would also pair this wine with roast chicken and chicken or pork with a orange infused glaze. I am in love with fresh goat cheese, so fresh goat cheese on a thin slice of baguette would pair nicely with this wine.  Note: This wine was a sample provided by Honig Vineyard & Winery SRP $25.00

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