Variety/Blend: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Bordeaux, duh
Recommended Pairing: Flannel
This is a wine that you want to take your time with, okay? It’s a bit much. Kinda moody.
I’m going to give you readers the same advice that I would give if you were opening a box of Girl Scout cookies—as soon as you open it, smell it. You’ll get some pleasant floral and fruity notes that vanish like a Trump tweet with a typo as soon as it gets oxidized. This wine doesn’t belong within ten feet of a decanter.
This wine knows that it’s just generic Trader Joe’s wine. But it came to terms with that a long time ago. Now it’s just waiting for you to get on its level. It’s medium bodied, but it’s still too bootylicious for you, babe. Like a Latin American vegan with a high-fiber diet, this wine is drinkable af. (If you don’t understand this, you’re too young to be reading my blog.)
Long-time readers of my posts will know how much I love a musky New Zealand Sauv with a little hint of cat pee. This S.B. is a little different, but it has changed how I think about Sauvignon Blanc. It’s smoother and richer, like a bold Chardo, but it’s still got that signature spunk that I crave.
This wine knows every word of every song on Lemonade, but it still likes Beyoncé (album) better because of that curvaceous vibe that (understandably) took a back seat for a little social justice in the sequel.