Monday, March 19, 2007

Roasted Beet Salad with Sauvignon Blanc = Great Spring Satisfaction

Tonight I served a Roasted Beet, Fennel and Goat Cheese Salad with the Long Meadow Ranch 2006 Rutherford Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, a match seemed to be made in heaven.
The freshness of the SB went perfect with the sweet roasted beets, the tanginess of the goat cheese, and the acidity of the citrus in the vinaigrette. Mmm...
The 2006 LMR Sauvignon Blanc has a beautiful, very pale straw color in the glass. On the nose, crisp apple and pear. The apple follows through to the palate with some citrus and tropical fruit. This wine is round and full bodied in the mouth but still possesses that refreshing taste you want from a SB. I had the 2005 last year and thought it was great, and the 2006 is right up there with it. A perfect wine with a light seafood dish or salad this summer.
Find it at LongMeadowRanch.com for $18.

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2 comments:

Malcolm Segal said...

Hi: I really enjoyed your review of the Brewer Clifton Ashley's Vineyard Pinot Noir. I tasted some last night and agree with your take on the wine. I particularly liked the lightness of the wine and the lack of cloying taste that some of the winemakers have forced into Pinots to get the intensity they think we want. I have listed your site on my favorite places for future reads. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

Victoria said...

Thank you for your comment. I am glad you enjoy my site. And yes, the Brewer Clifton does have a great balance, with the fruit not beeing to ripe or jammy, like you see in many other wines...