Wine of the week: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2010

Villa Maria Private Bin Sauvignon Blanc ? The one thing I didn't like about the Villa Maria ($13, sample): It's not $9 any more. Stupid weak dollar.

? Best thing about the wine besides the taste: The screwcap, of course.

? So what did it taste like? It didn't has much grapefruit as most New Zealand wines, but you could still taste citrus. The middle was a bit short and without any New Zealand-like tropical flavors, but there was a very long mineral finish. In some respects, it was more French in style.

? What do you pair this with? The web site suggests green bean and potato salad, which must be a New Zealand thing. Otherwise, almost any shellfish, grilled or roast chicken and the Wine Curmudgeon's favorite, spaghetti with clam sauce (though I use canned clams).

? What's with this bullit-style layout for the wine of the week? Trying something different. Not sure that it would work every week, but it was fun to do this time.

2 thoughts on “Wine of the week: Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc 2010

  • By Mandy - Reply

    I’m digging the bullits! Definitely not for every review, but for quickies like this it works. Sounds like my kind of wine, I’ll give this one a try…but probably not with green bean potato salad.

  • By kelkeagy - Reply

    This time of year always gets me in the mood for Sauvignon Blanc and New Zealand is one of my favorite regions. I’ll look forward to trying this one.

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