Monday, June 25, 2012

le jaja de jau 2010 Sauvignon Blanc, France

This wine is a light straw color. The nose is filled with notes of citrus zest, primarily lemon and grapefruit. The palate has those same flavors of lemon and grapefruit, with a hint of white pepper on the finish, which I found interesting. There are also notes of minerality on the finish, with a nice level of acidity which makes it a great wine to pair with food. This wine would be great to sip alone on a warm summer day or night. I just love Sauvignon Blanc because it is so refreshing. This wine would pair well with fresh goat cheese on a thin slice of French bread or spread on a cracker, fish and seafood. It would also pair well with appetizers that contain oysters as the main ingredient, because of the lemon notes and great acidity.  In addition, it would pair well with appetizers with spinach and artichokes as the main ingredients wrapped in puff pastry. Note: This wine was a sample provided by Pasternak Wine Imports

2011 J Pinot Gris, California

This wine is a very light straw color. The nose has notes of apple, melon and a hint of apricot. The palate has hints of honeysuckle and orange blossoms. This white wine is light on the palate and has the right amount of acidity on the finish, that makes it pair well with fresh goat cheese and seafood. This wine is also a great wine for outdoor entertaining in the warm days and nights of summer. This wine would also pair well with light appetizers. Note:  This wine was a sample provided by J Vineyards & Winery SRP $15.00

Goat Cheese