Veramonte 2002 Casablanca Valley Sauvignon Blanc ($7.99)
This clear, pale brass-color wine shows a greenish hue in the glass. Ripe grapefruit aromas bespeak freshness and fruit, with wafts of floral and grassy notes to add a touch of complexity on the nose. Fresh citric flavors are snappy and tart, with lemony acidity lingering in a clean and surprisingly long finish. US Importer: Franciscan Estate Selections Ltd., Rutherford, Calif. (Aug 16, 2004)

FOOD MATCH: This food-friendly wine will give good service with a range of fare from poultry or veal to pork, seafood or fish. We enjoyed it with an offbeat pasta dish that "fused" Asian and Italian elements: Fine-shredded fresh spinach and kale tossed with a little chopped pork and veal, accented with light Cantonese flavors and served with pasta.



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