My lovely wife the Rock Star and I are very fond of our beloved home-away-from-home Fredericksburg, TX, so much so that we sometimes forget that the Hill Country offers many more fabulous destinations, including another old German community, New Braunfels. (Speaking of which, don't forget that immigrants from Germany figure prominently in the settling of Texas, as anyone from my dear departed grandmother's hometown of Brenham will be glad to tell you.) Dry Comal Creek Vineyards is headquarted in New Braunfels, and after recently tasting their Sauvignon Blanc, my wife and I are eager to try more of their mouthfeel-friendly product.
The robe is a rich, pearlescent old gold, somewhat reminiscient of unpolished brass. The winery's website, www.drycomalcreek.com describes the nose as "gooseberry, freshly mown hay, and grapefruit," but I found it to be replete with minerals, befitting a good sauvignon blanc. As for the taste, pucker power is revealed with definite grapefruit, pear, and melon flavors with a finish of lemony cantalope. I agree with the website that this would be a perfect blanc for spicy food: perhaps a volcanic sushi Dragon roll, Tex-Mex, or even pizza. In any case, it's a thoroughly invigorating vino, and I can't wait to try some other selections in their line. Try a bottle soon, and remember:
LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR MEDIOCRE FOOD!!!