It's hot in DC. REALLY REALLY HOT. So a white wine was definitely in order last night.
This week's wine is:
Firestone Sauvignon Blanc
Santa Ynez Valley 2009
For those Bachelor/Bachelorette fans out there, does this wine sound familiar? That's right, it's the wine of the infamous Andrew Firestone, who was the Bachelor back in 2003. Remember, he chose Jen Schefft, and then they broke up a few months later? Which was hugely surprising (please note a hint of sarcasm here). In any event, it has been 8 years, but I never forget a Bachelor. This review is dedicated to Andrew and his long lost love, Jen (who went on to star as the Bachelorette and also came out empty handed).
This wine was refreshing and crisp. A bit fruity, with a hint of oak, which I usually don't like, but it seemed to work well here. It would be good with seafood. We had it with pretzels. My only complaint is it a bit acidic for my taste, but not too much ruin it for me. At $11.99, it is a good buy.
Overall rating: 7/10
*Author's note - Keeping with the theme of reality star wines, has anyone been able to try the Ramona Pinot Grigio? If so, let me know how it is! Or better yet, send it to me!