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I'm very fond of the herbaceous style of many New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, which jump up out of the glass with an in-your-face herbaceous quality that's described variously as "grassy," "gooseberry," "boxwood" or even "cat spray." It's an acquired taste for many, but I think my wife got it right when she went back for another glass after dinner, mumbling, "I don't even like white wines very much, but this one is different."
Grove Mill Waihopai Valley Winery 1997 Marlborough (N.Z.) Sauvignon Blanc ($14.99)
FOOD MATCH: I fashioned a quick meatless dinner-in-a-dish specifically to match: Celery (and celery leaves), green peppers and onions cooked up with orzo pasta. The dinner's veggie flavors worked perfectly with the herbaceous wine, like matching like in a delicious fashion.
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