Was in a New Zealand state of mind recently when I ran across this selection at a local store. You see, I write some songs from time to time. Nothing you’ll hear on the top 40 stations any time soon. I call them my little ditties. LOL Even so, I have recorded some of them.
Last month I was doing a yearly overview of published playlists and found that one of my songs had been getting spins fairly frequently on a radio station in New Zealand all year (2015). Surprised and elated, that put me in the mood to celebrate. So what better way than with a nice Kiwi wine!
Winemaker: Clifford Bay
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Marlborough, New Zealand
Notes: Another pungent New Zealand SB, the Clifford Bay smelled pretty much like a big glass of ripe pink grapefruit juice. Pale yellow in color with a distinct greenish tinge, it was light-bodied with brisk acidity. Alcohol was at 13%. What did it taste like? To me it tasted like the bouquet suggested it would. Is this a Sauvignon Blanc to serve with Sunday brunch? Perhaps so! Or lounging somewhere under a hot tropical sun? If you find yourself in that situation … Yes! I found it a straight-forward and enjoyably refreshing glass of wine.