Chateau Belair-Moustet 2007 Bordeaux Sauvignon ($12.99)
Transparent straw color; pours up with a quick burst of bubbles, but there's no perceptible carbonation in the wine. Citric, not grassy, a subtle limey scent. Snappy acidity kicks up light citrus flavors and lasts in a long, limey finish. Simple and fresh, cleansing flavors make it a decent food wine at a quaffable 12% alcohol. Don't serve too cold, to bring up the subtle citrus flavors. US Importer: European Wine Imports Inc., Cleveland. (Feb 25, 2009)
FOOD MATCH: A versatile, food-friendly wine for seafood, poultry, pork or vegetarian fare. It was fine with a light Lenten dinner of fresh local baguettes, some toasted with sharp cheddar and others spread with Capriole Indiana black-pepper goat cheese. It was a decent match with the Cheddar, outstanding with the goat cheese.
WEB LINK: http://www.europeanwineimports.com
FIND THIS WINE ONLINE: Wine-Searcher.com
Wine notes in 'shelf-hanger' format:
We publish Wine Lovers' Page tasting reports in the familiar "shelf-hanger" size and format, to make it easy for wine merchants or collectors to print them out, clip and post them where this wine is displayed. We do ask, however, that the WineLoversPage.com name, logo and URL be left intact, and that these reports be used with the specific wines rated, not different bottlings or vintages.
Our tasting policy:
All my wine-tasting reports are consumer-oriented. In order to maintain objectivity and avoid conflicts of interest, I accept no free samples from wineries or distributors, purchasing all the wines I rate at my own expense in retail stores.