I’m a wine lover. I enjoy it all. Red-my original vice. White-a summer pleasure. Sparkling-number one in my book. Rose’-a noteworthy newbie to me. Of course I prefer some to others, but there are many tasty wines I think are worth sharing. And that’s how vino is best sipped, with others.
While I know what types of wine I like, I’m not a name snob. Sure, there are standbys I turn to for specific food pairings, occasions, or moods, but I’m often up for trying something new. I love exploring unknown selections as I choose a bottle, reading label after label, possibly discovering a favorite. Having been pregnant or taking care of an infant the entire past year, I haven’t had many opportunities to partake in much wine time; however, in celebration of the warmer weather we’ve been having, I recently picked up a bottle of white I hadn’t tried before that deserves a mention.
I really enjoyed this wine-definitely a crowd pleaser, but not dull in the least. It’s very drinkable and versatile. My first glass was a solo pre-dinner libation, and it was great on it’s own. I also had some with cheese and crackers one evening, which, no surprise, was also yummy. Many foods could be successfully paired with this wine. I would like it with just about any meal, but seafood and lighter fare, such as salad or tapas, come to mind. It’s important to note here that I am not a sommelier or wine connoisseur. Maybe an enthusiast at best. I cannot characterize wine perfectly, or detect every essence and flavor that a bottle offers, but I do like to drink it. And hopefully my description with resonate with other drinkers like myself.
Green Truck Sauvignon Blanc has a fruity aroma, and though the bottle lists citrus and green apple, I definitely got a hint of peach when I took a whiff. This light-bodied white wine was very soft, not crisp or acidic at all, and had a very smooth finish. It’s neutral characteristics-not dry, not sweet- and medium intensity are what make it so easy to pair with almost any type of food, or none at all.
I am glad I kicked off my summer drinking with this bottle. It was my first Green Truck purchase, but will certainly not be my only one this season. I highly recommend this Sauvignon Blanc to anyone who prefers whites with more minerally notes. A perfect bottle for an outdoor gathering with friends, or at around $10 a bottle, a solid choice for a quiet night in. Sharing optional.