Wine and Walnuts

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2009 Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand

2009 Frenzy SBThis is a nice little grocery store wine you can pick up at Harriss Teeter for around $10 bucks.  It’s a good deal at that price. I originally had the 2008 version a few months back at Press 102, that lovely little spot in downtown Wilmington in the Hotel Tarrymore, right off Second Street, just past the corner of Second and Dock. My good friend C. and I liked it so much, we enjoyed two bottles of it sitting outside on Press 102’s patio that day.  Which is not recommended if you’re driving.

This is a typical example of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, full of natural grassiness and acidity.  Unlike rounder styles of California Sauvignon Blanc which sometimes spend time in oak, New Zealand styles are more often fermented and aged in stainless steel, which allows the wine’s citrusy nature to shine through.  The Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc demonstrates this, with its notes of peach, grapefruit, lime and melon.

This wine would pair well with shellfish, soft cheeses like Brie, Camembert, and goat, green veggies like bell peppers and peas, and tomatoes and other acidic foods.  I paired it with Pasta with Tomatoes and Arugula, a recipe I’ll be posting here in a few days.


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Kimberly Houston


2 Responses to “2009 Frenzy Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough, New Zealand”

  1. NZ Sauv Blanc is my favorite. I got hooked on it when I went to NZ 6 years ago. It is so crisp and fresh. It really wakes you up. Yum!

  2. I know, I love it too! And I also love the fact that there are many good examples of it in the $10-$15 price range. : )

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