Recommendation: Split decision; read our tasting comments and you decide.
Winery/Producer: Framingham Wines; Marlborough, New Zealand
Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc.
Geographic Region, Appellation: New Zealand.
Price: $10.99 (with a 20% discount)
Purchased From: Total Wine; Winston-Salem, North Carolina
Paired With: Home made tomato soup and tuna dreams.
He said: Chilled before drinking. Crystal clear, light wheat straw color. Intense citrus aromas. Lots of mouth puckering acidity and tart grapefruit taste with hints of pineapple. At about mid-palate through the long finish, the taste turns quite sour and bitter (actually it’s not very pleasant). It’s aromatic, full of citrus tastes and a good wine with the tomato soup…but, sipping after the dinner it was terrible!!! In the end it was a typical inexpensive New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Would I buy it again to go with delicious tomato soup, probably not, I would try another New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc instead.
She said: My heart was filled with dread when I thought about pairing our dinner with wine but Ray chose a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc and it was perfect. I wish I could take credit for the soup but I can’t; it was a gift from generous friends who have a large garden and really know what they are doing. I have no idea what was in the soup other than tomatoes but it was divine. Enter the wine; the first taste was agreeable but after that the soup and wine took off together and were delicious. The tuna dream fit in just fine but the soup-wine combo was amazing. The two balanced each other perfectly. After finishing the soup there was still wine to sip and it was a sad disappointment. The wine had a typical Sauvignon taste but the acidity reared its head and the finish was borderline unpleasant. Since these defects were not noticeable when combined with the soup I can recommend this wine at $11 as a cheap accompaniment to home made tomato soup.
Bar code: 7 39949 40016 8
Imported by: Evaton, Inc.; Samford, Connectuct.