2008 Tohu Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc: TOO MUCH GRAPEFRUIT!!!
jan. 24, 2011: i opened this after we finished the a to z chard. greg immediately noticed the grapefruit, which i didn't get at first. the second night (tonight), i paired a glass of this new zealand speciman with the leftover chicken and pasta from last night, and i think it's too grapefruity for me. that's usually greg's complaint about new zealand sauvignon blanc, but with this tohu, i'm in total agreement. i think if we had goat cheese to pair with it, it would be better. we're not finishing this. 13 percent alcohol. sahara mart. $14.49.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.