Wednesday, March 25, 2009

St. Supery Virtú

St. Supery Vineyards & Winery

White Meritage
Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon
Rutherford, California
$25.34 -- Spec's Liquors, Austin, TX

Color: Gold
Nose: Peach, hazelnut, avocado
Body: Medium
Front: Meyer lemon
Middle: Cream, peach
Back: White pepper gravel
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Cork

This is a delightful blend. It's interesting, but not overpowering; a great balance of fruit and more earthy flavors such as the exotic and, I dare say, elusive "white pepper gravel" listed in the tasting notes above.

This evening I paired Virtú with decadence: Chris Isaak, roasted chicken, triple cream cheese, avocado and tomato salad, and a vicious, gorgeous hailstorm. Until this bottle is empty, I dare not go outside and look at my car.