Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc
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LET’S INTRODUCE THE WINE
For my first episode, I chose a wine that holds a special place in my heart: Nobilo Sauvignon Blanc.
I first tasted this wine at a dinner party with my husband’s relatives after we moved here to Seattle. I had just graduated college and this wine really made me feel like an adult for some reason. After the dinner party, I always made sure to have a bottle in the fridge. Years have now passed and it’s been a while since I tasted this wine, so I’m excited to see if it lives up to my expectations!
Before we get into the review, let’s talk a bit about this wine.
NOBILO SAUVIGNON BLANC FUN FACT
WINE TASTING NOTE
Look: Very pale, translucent, straw with hints of green
Smell: Tropical fruit - kiwi, passionfruit, green melon; vegetal/grassy note; slight minerality, like seashells or wet rocks
Taste: High Acidity, very refreshing. Light body. Perfect for a sunny day. Honestly, it tastes just how I remember it tasting.
Food Pairing - Salad, especially with goat cheese! Green vegetables - pesto or pasta primavera. Also thinking this would be great with seafood, in fact I had it for the first time with grilled shrimp.
Occasion - First Gorgeous Day of Spring, Family Dinner Party
Rating - Two thumbs up!
In summary, this wine did not disappoint! It might be the good memories influencing my taste buds, but I would say this wine is most definitely swell!
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