Château les Eymeries 2006 Bordeaux Blanc ($13.00)
This blend of Sémillon and Sauvignon Blanc in equal parts is a clear light gold color, presented in a clear glass bottle. Good mix of citric and melon aromas, honeydew and tart white grapefruit. Fresh white fruit flavor, crisply acidic but textured, medium-bodied, coats the palate with mouth-watering citrus, tart grapefruit and Meyer lemon. Vinified at a pleasingly sane 12.5% alcohol. Exceptional quality, young and fresh; sealed with a Stelvin-type screwcap, still a bit unusual in a French wine. US Importer: Cutting Edge Selections Inc., Fairfax, Ohio. (Feb 15, 2008)
FOOD MATCH: A natural with seafood and cheeses. I found a way to match it with both, rushing spring by fashioning an upscale pasta salad of cavatappi and Kentucky Bibb lettuce in a Dijon-Meyer lemon vinaigrette, topped with peppered smoked trout and Italian tuna with mild Capriole Indiana goat cheese.
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