Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Frenzy Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc, 2008

This wine has changed appreciably over the last six months, but it still maintains its zingy, zesty, frenzied personality. It's no match for a good Sancerre but a very enjoyable wine for casual drinking. We've gone through at least half a case since last summer; I always reach for it when we order a Margarita pizza (basil, fresh tomato, garlic and cheese).

The color has deepened a bit but is still a very light yellow. The aromas and flavors are fresh and lively--grapefruit, a hint of green pepper and some passion fruit merging into cat pee. Oh yes, for cat pee, it's amazingly attractive so I have to think of it as passion fruit. Any pretenses to seriousness that might have been present six months ago are now completely gone. The finish leaves a distinct impression of Florida grapefruit, even with the pleasingly fat bitter note at the end.

The wine is still available for $9.99 at D&W FreshMarket, and you can get a 10% discount if you buy six bottles.

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