Kona - A wine from New Zealand, Marlbourough Sauvignon Blanc
So I'm a seasonal drinker. I like white wines in hot weather, well I also like a gin and tonic, but this is a wine post. Sorry all you mid-westerners and east coasters, and British, it's sunny and warm in So. Cal.
Here's my observations
First smell: apples
First taste: pears and apples
After eating a bit and letting the wine breath then I tasted white peaches
It was crisp with a little tangy taste.
Here's a wine makers official notes: Marlborough's free-draining, alluvial loams over gravelly subsoils provide ideal growing conditions for our KONO Sauvignon Blanc. With the abundant sunshine, cool nights and a long growing season in this region, this wine is vibrant with intense citrus and gooseberry flavours and notes of capsicum and passionfruit.
Seriously who talks like this. I have no idea what capsicum is, so I looked it up, and apparently it's like a bell pepper or chili pepper. Honestly I would equate the tangy taste I noted with a mild bell pepper.
I bought this wine at, where else, Trader Joe's. I paid a wapping $7.99. Not a bad wine for that cheap.
Next week I will address the whole ideas of box wine, screw top, corks, etc...