Rostenberg 2004 "Brampton" Western Cape Sauvignon Blanc ($7.49)
This is a transparent, almost watery pale wine, with just a hint of brassy green to give it color. There's plenty of characteristic Sauvignon Blanc personality on the nose, gooseberry and grapefruit and a pleasant herbaceous quality that's more like leaves than grass. Bright and bold on the palate, it boasts ripe mixed-citrus flavors, grapefruit and lemon-lime; tangy acidity holds up fresh, juicy citrus fruit in a long finish. US Importer: Cape Classics, NYC. (Oct 26, 2004)
FOOD MATCH: The snappy citrus flavors went nicely with a dish crafted to match, duck-breast "scaloppine" with a quick reduction sauce of browned butter with lemon, lime and tangerine juice and accents of bay leaf and sage.
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