Wine of the Week: Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Sunday, December 20, 2009

This delicious wine from Marlborough, New Zealand flies off the shelves. My husband brought a bottle home a while ago, and when I begged for more, he couldn't remember where he bought it. :(

This flavorful wine delivers excellent quality for it's pricepoint ($12/bottle). When I inquired about it at my local wine store, I was told that they have been sold out for 2 months!

The label states that this wine has flavors reminiscent of grandma's lemon chiffon cake (yum!). With layers of Meyer lemon and Key lime and a finish to awaken the senses, this wine is a perfect compliment to any dish to which one would add a squeeze of lemon.

As for me, I enjoy it best with glazed lemon pound cake, lemon poppy seed muffins, and lemon bars. Can you tell I have a serious sweet tooth?!

Wine tip: Don't be a snob about screwtops! Many quality wines have screwtops these days because they prevent TCA, a compound found in cork, from ruining the wine. Unless you plan on aging it for a long time, a wine bottled with a screwtop will taste just as good as one sealed with a cork.

Note: The Cupcake Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc comes in a screwtop bottle.

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