Today, one of my neighbors six year old was celebrating his birthday, so Shirley and I were invited to spend some time and enjoy a smorgasbord of Philippine cuisine. Nothing spicy in a vast selection of chicken, beef and fish selections with noodles and veggies all done in traditional Philippine manner. And nothing better to pair with the food then a 2008 Ravines Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc ($18) that I just brought home from our recent Keuka Lake Wine Tour.
Much more body than my favorite Sauvignon Blanc's from Chile with more mineral aromas on the nose with citrus and floral and a very clean aroma almost like baby powder. The wine was very thick in the mouth with soft citrus and honeysuckle. The finish was smooth and long and smooth and long and smooth. Very nice finish.
Paired very nicely with all the selections, especially the fish which I wasn't going to try because it looked like a pan of dead wrinkly fish with heads and tail still attached. Not appetizing at all to look at, but very tasty. I didn't ask what it was, but it seemed to be garnished or baked with a little lemon grass.
As I am writing this post, I am finishing the last glass with a few bits of Lively Run Goat Dairy Feta cheese. I have mentioned this before, I do not like Feta cheese and I do not like goat cheese of any kind, but I am addicted to this Feta from Lively Run and more so when paired with the right wine, that being a Finger Lakes white (or red). Tonight it just happens to be a very nice Sauvignon Blanc from Ravines Wine Cellars.