Wednesday, September 8, 2010


I wanted a glass of wine yesterday. Not just any wine. I wanted a glass of white wine. A clean, crisp, not-too-sweet, white wine.

I'm not a huge fan of Chardonnay or Pinot Grigio. They'll do in a pinch but I tend to gravitate toward Sauvingon Blanc.

Decisions, decisions.

I enlisted the help of one of my co-workers because he is a collector and I asked him for some suggestions. Armed with those suggestions, after work I headed to my favorite wine store.
Here's what I got:

2009 Cloudy Bay Sauvingon Blanc:

It was just what the doctor ordered: crisp, clean and perfect for sipping with water crackers and havarti cheese. Which is exactly what I did while I was preparing dinner.

I also took a suggestion from one of the wine store experts and snagged this gem:

Matariki Sauvingon Blanc
(can't recall the year, but I think it's 2008)

He said it was one of his favorites because there was less of a grapefruit taste. I'll take his word for it.

And just for good measure, you know because I was in the wine store after all, I had to pick up a bottle of my favorite bordeaux
2005 Chateau La Papeterie:

I love this wine so much. I know I went shopping for white but like I said, I love this wine so much. It's full-bodied and flavorful and ... just delicious. Besides, I don't get to the wine store that often because my grocery store carries a pretty good selection ... but they don't carry this.

Not bad for a day's work.

But wait, there's more.

When I arrived at work this morning, the co-worker that I got the recommendations from went into his cellar and brought me this:

2008 Conundrum. This is a California blend which he swears by. I'll take his word for it.

Life is just so good!


Anonymous said...

yes ma' of my girlfriends is a flight attendent...she returned Friday from her international flights....she picked me up for dinner and had not ONE or 2 but THREE bottles of wine from Paris....she introduced me to this FAB wine months ago and I LOVED it....Shes a great friend... is great....

Dee in san diego

The world according to Gaz said...

I have to agree the Cloudy Bay Sav Blanc is a truly excellent wine.

TJ said...

Wow, you did come up on some good wine.