Monday, April 21, 2014

Lobster Reef Sauvignon Blanc

Named for the brightly colored rock lobsters that live along the rugged Marlborough, New Zealand coastline, the Lobster Reef family produces unique blends of lively and distinct boutique wines. 
The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is bursting with fresh grapefruit flavors nicely balanced by some earthy, grassy notes. It lends bright aromas and a generous palate, with a refreshing mineraly finish. It beautifully complimented a dinner of shrimp scampi - buttery, garlicky pasta and crisp shrimp dusted in fresh parsley. Seafood or shellfish are a recommended pairing. 
Lobster Reef wines are a great value retailing at $10-$15. I received this bottle as a sample. (Wine samples are always welcome here!)