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Fish and chips and Sauvignon Blanc

By Jessica Yadegaran
Tuesday, December 30th, 2008 at 11:49 am in Uncategorized.

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The other night, weary from a day trip to the Peninsula, I cracked open a bottle of 2007 Flora Springs Soliloquy while I was making a quick dinner of breaded cod and sweet potato fries. I chilled the bottle and sprinkled balsamic vinegar on the fish and what do you know – this steely, sprightly Sauvignon Blanc stood up to it.

Flora Springs’ Crossroads Vineyard in Oakville is known for yielding stately Cabernet Sauvignon and Chardonnay. But they’ve devoted two blocks of the vineyard to Sauvignon Blanc, and the result is two clones that create a mouth-cleansing, fat-absorbing citrus explosion. I typically allot less than $20 to a Sauvignon Blanc purchase, but this unique bottling merits its $27 tag. Buy it at the link above.

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  • Ron McFarland

    You are right about Sauvignon blanc and food – a good match it is.