Leeuwin Estate 2001 Margaret River "Siblings" Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon ($12.99)
This crisp, dry white wine from Western Australia is a blend of 55% Sauvignon Blanc and 45% Semillon, a formula akin to White Bordeaux. Its very pale straw color shows a brassy hue in the glass. A complex mix of aromas begins with a fresh and limey scent accented by appealing vegetal notes of wet grass, green olives and green peas freshly shelled from the pod. Crisp and tart in flavor, the first taste highlights snappy acidity, with an almost unctuous richness that develops on the palate and lasts into a long finish, with lime and green olive lingering in a long finish. US Importer: Old Bridge Cellars, Napa, Calif. (Aug 3, 2003)
FOOD MATCH: The wine's "green" flavors, body and balance make it an unusually good companion with a veggie summer dinner of spaghetti tossed with butter and sage and a side dish of onions braised in a little butter with bits of broccoli and peas.
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