Monday, August 29, 2011

Ravines Wine Cellars Sauvignon Blanc 2008

It's Saturday night and just sitting here waiting for the rains from Hurricane Irene to start coming down.  Fortunately, all we are going to get here in Central New York is about 16 hours of rain with very mild winds. My friends in the D.C. and Virginia Beach area are not so lucky, so I'll wait out the storm thinking of them and praying that all is OK. But, I am not going to do that without sipping on a nice wine.
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.  


Margaret River Wine said...

ohh the Lively Run Goat Dairy. Never tasted that for 3 months. hmm I wonder. I haven't tried it with Feta Cheese? Is it really a good combination?

joeshico said...

MRW, I do like the Lively Run Feta with a Meritage or Cab Franc, but tried with the Sauv/Blanc and was surprised a bit by the pairing.
Hard to find that Lively Run Goat Cheese outside of Finger Lakes NY area. Have you been here or is there a dairy by that name in the Australia?