Sunday, May 2, 2010

Tangent Sauvignon Blanc

Tangent Winery
Sauvignon Blanc
Paragon Vineyard
Edna Valley
San Luis Obispo, California, USA
$13.99 -- Whole Foods, Austin, TX

Color: Very pale straw
Nose: Pineapple, lemon, jalapeƱo
Body: Medium
Front: Lemon, berries
Middle: Pineapple
Back: Lemongrass, a little rock
Burns clean?: Yes
Cap: Screwcap

This is a perfect late spring afternoon wine, and it's good with food. If Chardonnay is starting to bore you, try this one out--also, it's certified sustainably made, so that is cool if you like politics with your wine, as many of us do. The wine is well-balanced, easy-drinking; almost dangerous.

I'm listening to Robert Plant and Allison Krauss--one of the down-tempo tracks--with this, and it's a perfect match. It was good on day two as well, just thrown back in the fridge with the screwcap on.