When I think of refreshing I think of clean mountain air, showers and Sauvignon effing Blanc! My lord, how I love me some Sav. Blanc. I’m a nut for acid and citrus and Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc is always packed to the gills. Know what else it has? Peppers. Huge, earthy green peppers! You’ve been warned. That is the predominant flavor profile. Peppers baby!
I prefer this wine somewhere between chilled and room temperature. It has a huge amount of lemon and fresh green peppers on the nose. On tasting you will be bombarded with wonderful acid and lemon and more of those lovely peppers. Far in the rear you will find Asian pear and some other underlying vegetation. Really this is just a beautiful composition that works well with a lot of different foods.
For this pairing we fixed crackers with minced garlic, parsley, scallions, lemon juice and butter topped with Nova salmon. The citrus and acid of the Kemblefield played off the round butter and salmon nicely and almost made the Kemblefield perform like a chardonnay but not unpleasantly so. I’ve had this wine with everything from tacos to Thai and it really stands up to spice and heat well.
Next time you feel like a Sprite try the Kemblefield Sauvignon Blanc instead. It will refresh you all the same. Plus it’ll get you buzzed.