Wine Sale! How those words quicken my pulse and loosen my purse. Actually, the purse in question belongs to my lovely wife the Rock Star, who stumbled upon this sale at a wine shoppe a week ago. Many wines priced to move, most at 50% off. Luckily, she took full advantage of the situation, and made two trips to stock up. In this situation, the wine in question had been lingering on their shelves for awhile, so she made her purchases with full knowledge that by the time we get around to drinking, there may be a few bad bottles in the mix. She gladly took the risk, as one rarely gets the chance to get wines such as Redcliffe Sauvignon Blanc, a Marlborough, New Zealand tipple that rated 86 points in Wine Spectator, for such a bargain-basement price.
The robe of the Redcliffe Sauvignon Blanc is that of the Black-Eyed Susan, that lovely flower awarded to winners of the Preakness, second jewel of horse racing's Triple Crown. The nose shows melon, cantaloupe, and an abundance of minerals. Plenty of melon and lime on the palate, with notes of grapefruit and new-mown grass on the finish. This Blanc is just perfect for salad, particularly a Cobb, a club, or any greenery with chicken. Redcliffe Sauvignon Blanc is produced and bottled by DeRedcliffe Estates and there is no website; you'll have to do a little googling to get any information. This bottle is worth seeking out at any reasonable price. Do so soon, and remember:
LIFE IS TOO SHORT FOR MEDIOCRE FOOD!!!