Monday, July 30, 2007

Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc & Salmon

On July 29, 2007
Monkey Bay Sauvignon Blanc Marlborough 2006 (New Zealand)
We’ve come to expect “exploding” tastes of grass, acid, and tropical fruits from New Zealand Sauvignons. Monkey Bay at first almost seemed disappointing (especially to Ken). But upon sipping, we realized that its more subdued tastes paired better with food. We found a nose of grass and pineapple, and tastes of the same that were better integrated than many NZ Sauvignons. A Yes wine, maybe a House wine upon our next sampling.

Pan sautéed salmon, with a home-made cherry chutney. Fresh asparagus with a butter/herb sauce.