I'm a marketer's dream: aka, I love products with clever names.
Like my men, I'll far for anything witty—if it makes me giggle, I'm a goner.
It's no surprise that I still have tons to learn about wine—I really do (as Stuart Smalley would say, "And that's ok."). So it should also come as no surprise that when I'm perusing a wine list, my choice is simply determined by which vineyard name jumps out at me. I'm like the woman in the March Madness office pool who wins the bracket challenge because she chose her favorite mascots.
Whatever. I am who I am.
And so it was, during my visit to The Honeysuckle in Cool Springs (which is so wonderfully, rustically homey that you forget you're in a suburban strip mall) that I was, again, tasking myself with finding a delicious vino accompaniment to my meal (because I'm a wine blogger now, guys) when I saw it.
Lonely Cow Sauvignon Blanc.
All I thought think was that "lonely cow" could be a double-entendre for my Friday night dates with Netflix and a wine glass, but my waiter didn't think that was nearly as funny as I did.
But I digress—onto the wine!
With white peach and zesty lime aromas, this crisp Sauvignon Blanc (another from the Marlborough region of New Zealand) tastes of candied pineapple and tangerine, followed by white pepper accents on the finish. Honestly, I found it was a bit too late in the year to be ordering this wine, wanting something with a bit more body with a cold night's meal (again, still learning!), but this would be deliciously paired with a light chicken or fish dish during the warm months.
But great news: it's very reasonably priced!
You can find it here for only $11.99.