Happy Sunday! It's been a somewhat more relaxing weekend, with the normal errand running and chores with a bit of work tossed in, but now it's time for a nice relaxing Sunday dinner. Tonight I am doing something a little unusual, in that I've opened a bottle of white wine! Tonight it's a bottle of 2015 Cupcake Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough New Zealand. To be fair, this is a bottle of wine that's been in my fridge since my Christmas party, and since no one ever drank it, I thought it would go very well with my dinner tonight. So here goes nothing!
The wine is rather light in color, with a nose full of tropical fruit, mango, Meyer lemon, and a bit of pineapple over some hints of green grass. The taste is rather nice, with a good bit of fruit up front, but with a nice tart acidity throughout, leaving you quite refreshed by the time you enjoy the crisp, dry finish.
Overall, as a dry red wine lover, this wine is actually pretty nice, so I'd rate it a solid 7.5, I'm sure I didn't pay anywhere near $10 for this wine, so it was also a good value. The main reason I opened this bottle was to go with my dinner tonight, which is a classic Midwestern Sunday dinner of oven roasted chicken with stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy and some steamed asparagus. The tart acidity in this wine is perfect to cut through the richness of my chicken dinner, cheers!