Saturday, March 6, 2010

Kinkead Ridge 2008 Revelation White

I was in the garden beds yesterday evening and the chives and fresh tarragon are both poking above the ground and there was a hint of green in the mint area.  The days are longer and we are finally getting some sunshine.  Things are coming alive again.

Anything growing and being green in the ground is great so we went with a spring like pan roasted chicken breast last night for dinner along with some sauteed corn and shallots.  The corn was the one remaining package frozen from fresh corn last summer.

After a brief chill we pulled the cork on a Kinkead Ridge white Revelation from the 2008 vintage.  The wine is mostly sauvignon blanc and semillion with a few other varieties blended in for good measure.  It was tart and fresh with a great herbaceous feel to it.  There was a little bit of apple and a small bit of pear in the wine and maybe just a touch of yellow fig, but the acid is was its greatest asset.  The wine tasted like spring and that's what I was looking for.  The wine retails for $14 and is 14% ABV.  Total production was 150 cases. 

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