I prefer a Sauvignon Blanc from the Marlborough region of New Zealand (think Kim Crawford, Nobilo, Brancott Estates). But I really enjoyed the Pomelo 2013 California Sauvignon Blanc. Honestly, I was in a hurry the day I bought this, so I really didn’t think much about it. But it turns out the taste was great and the price was perfect at about $8.
So, the Pomelo is a giant citrus fruit native to Malaysia and thought to be an ancestor of the grapefruit…
And this wine smells exactly like grapefruit. It’s light and citrusy, but not overly sweet; somewhat tart but not bitter. I could absolutely taste the grapefruit, as well as some lemon, lime and citrus fruits. I think it’s a very refreshing wine with crisp acidity.
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
I am always willing to try a new beer. Last weekend I was looking for something different to enjoy outdoors. I discovered Sierra Nevada Summerfest (5% ABV), a crisp lager that really is refreshing.
I was pleasantly surprised at this beer’s fairly light-bodied wheat and mild citrus taste. It reminded me a lot of 312, although it’s a tad sweeter. Although a pretty hoppy beer, the finish was not super bitter.
Try this one soon. It is a seasonal brew so it probably won’t be around much longer. In fact, some of the Fall beers are already on shelves.
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