Sunday Sauvignon Blanc

What a lovely day. We had heavy rain yesterday and ended up at a birthday party at Mt Ida Reserve in the afternoon. It was lovely and they still have a good burger. I don’t know who is making their wine right now – it’s ok, but it’s not distinctive, and I don’t write about it because of that.

Today, on the other hand, was sunny and a bit crisp. It was a day of errands, followed by work, followed by yard work, followed by sauvignon blanc and goat cheese. It’s 4:30 and I’m feeling accomplished and tired.

My #1 Virginia Sauvignon Blanc is Linden’s Avenius Sauvignon Blanc. There is something special in the crispness of this wine. I buy a lot and hold on to it because it always sells out. It doesn’t have the Kim Crawford flowers and acid, but rather apples and pears and just enough acidity to make you smile and fall in love. I get absolutely zero flowers on this wine, and therefore, it is perfect.

It’s a contemplative afternoon, after several long weeks at work with a few more still to go. But this wine really is a go-to for me. It’s a fantastic hot day wine on the patio under an umbrella, indoors with cheese, crackers and some prosciutto, and just by itself. This afternoon, it’s paired with simple saltines with some “Drunken Goat” cheese and that is perfection.

I have one bottle left, sadly, and then it’s time to re order from the Linden stock. If this is in stock, buy it before I buy it out. It’s a very solid Virginia example of this grape.

In other news, there is a lot of Va Wine stuff coming up for me.

On April 29, I will go to Hazy Mountain‘s social media “influencer” tour and tasting. I never think of myself this way, (as an “influencer” — do you visit places and buy wine cause I tell you to??? Do you? If so, you rock), but I wanna go walk around in their vineyards and hear about what they’ve got planned. I understand barrel tastings are involved so that is also amazing.

On April 30, I will go to the Walsh Spring Club Allocation. They make such great wine, and I cannot wait to see what’s new with them.

On May 6th I will go to Arterra’s Tannat vertical tasting -2013 to 2020. I cannot tell you how excited I am about this one! I adore their tannat and this should be incredible. Tannat should last a long time in bottle, so I can’t wait to see what’s happening with theirs.

On May 13th I am going to Virginia Wine Love meetup at Pollak. I’m curious about this experience. I’m an introvert, but I wanna check out Pollak, and maybe I will meet some folks who will want to meetup at other cool places. Regardless, Pollak is on the “need-to–visit” list, and I will head to that.

Drop a comment and tell us about your go-to Sauv Blanc, and what Va Wine goings on you are going to!

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