Matua 2013 Sauvignon Blanc ($9.99) is advertised as the 40th vintage of Matua, a producer in the Marlborough region of New Zealand.
The tasting notes for this bottle describe “zesty, tropical, citrus fruits” complemented by “bitey herbaceous undertones.” For me it had a nose of green gooseberry with excellent grapefruit flavor and good structure. It is surprisingly dry for a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. All in all, a perfect potation for the patio, now that our weather is warming…
And speaking of heat, the other night I finally got around to watching Star Trek: Into Darkness, which is (in spite of the token nod to Uhura) a smörgåsbord of Manly Beauty–multiple hot and cool dishes. All the actors seemed like surreal, hyper-gorgeous versions of their original selves. Even Bones, who in the original was played by the charismatic but not-quite-handsome DeForest Kelley, has been updated for the new century to this:
When I saw him, I thought: WHO is it? I know this face. I even knew his name, Karl Urban, but couldn’t place him. Of course that’s what Google image is for. Turns out he is the New Zealand actor who also had this role:
Yes, “crisp, fresh structure and acidity balances with great structure and length” (ooooh, Karl!) to produce “a real New Zealand classic.” I’ll drink to that.
I don’t know if “smörgåsbord” is a real word, but its fonetics render perfectly the idea! 🙂 For what I have seen in Peter Jackson’s movies New Zealand must be paradise… in many senses, it seems.
Yes, I loved the LoTR movies (especially for the scenery), though “The Hobbit” not as much. Smörgåsbord is indeed a real word in Swedish denoting a lavish spread of delicious foods. It has a suitably masculine sound to my ear 😉
Aw, I’ve still not seen the new ST, but it’s firmly on my list. For said reasons 😉
BTW, I don’t know if you follow June already, but this had both Linda and me in stitches last night:
Right down your street, I promise… 😉
You’re so right. Now I’m waiting for her to write a cock-and-bull story…
After that precarious cock experience, I seriously doubt she’s going to acquire a creature with 2000x the testosterone, not to mention two horns…
Make that three…
I doubt June would have that effect on him… but you never know…
Ahhhh, so that’s the reason why I love Into Darkness so much. (I am too scared to click on the coq link…tonight the ten year old lad heard the phrase ‘coq au vin’ for the first time, needless to say that much hilarity ensued.) You know I am so clicking on that link…
Ps the wine sounds great and I did check out My Food Odyssey, hilarious reading after having to explain what coq au vin was to a small boy this evening. 🙂
Lol… The very idea of coq au vin is cracking me up 😉