Thursday, August 6, 2009

Honig Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Honig is a small family-run winery in Napa, CA that prides itself on its "green" practices. Not only are they a sustainable vineyard, their facilities are powered by solar energy panels and their tractors are bio-diesel fueled. Although they do produce some Cabernet, Honig specializes in Sauvignon Blanc. The 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is a nice light to medium bodied wine that has a mango and grapefruit nose with a small scent of lemon. The citrus flavors are combined nicely with some lemongrass (an ingredient in all of our wok cooking) and melon. Although we served this with appetizers, this would go nicely with Chesapeake Bay crabs or other shell fish. This was not as crisp and light as the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, but still an enjoyable wine for a warm summer day. Retails for $16.

1 comment:

  1. I have been doing a lot of Sauvignon Blanc this summer and find very little that can match those of New Zealand. One that does stand out though, is an organic wine from California. "Bonterra"
    I have said before in other comments that I believe Malbec is the new fad red wine and now I must add that Sauvignon Blanc has become the new fad white wine. It's popularity is rising fast.