Friday, August 11, 2017

2016 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc

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2016 Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc

It wasn't Coq Au Vin, since we used white wine instead of red, but our chicken had lots of garlic, butter, and wine, and made a delicious dinner to go with the Nobilo Icon Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand.

This Sauvignon Blanc has a heady aroma which is floral as well as fruity, with a fresh scent of melon being the most prevalent.  The flavors swirl throughout the glass with melon, a little peach, and a lemon-grapefruit citrus presence.  The finish is crisp and refreshing with a little minerality at the end.  The alcohol content is 13%, and Norm's score is 90.

This is a really nice summertime wine and would pair well with seafood, or salads, as well as our chicken in wine dish.

score: 90
price: $18 - $22

Norm

Friday, August 4, 2017

2015 Kim Crawford Chardonnay

Norm's Tasting Notes
by: Norm Bentley
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The North Georgia Wine Advisor

2015 Kim Crawford Chardonnay
#nb-29-17

On a hot summer night, what's better than a crisp, clean, cold glass of Chardonnay?  The Kim Crawford is a good choice for food or just sipping.  The other night the Chardonnay Queen whipped up and excellent "special" chicken salad, which was perfect for a hot summer night when served with a well chilled glass of Chardonnay.

This Chardonnay has a strong nose emitting pleasant vapors of stone fruit mixed with a mild citrus breeze.  The flavor is a mixture of apple and a little tropical fruit, with an undercurrent of lemony citrus.  The finish is crisp, with no noticeable oak presence, even though a small portion of the blended juice spent a little time in the barrel.  The alcohol content is 13%, and Norm's score is 89.

A good match for chilled salads, the Kim Crawford Chardonnay would also pair well with a variety of seafood dishes, including Shrimp on the Barbie!


price : $14 - $17
score:  89