Friday, July 30, 2010

Happy Wine Friday!

It seemed a little cooler for about 15 minutes this morning. I ran the last couple days outside and brutal is an understatement.

So, good drinking summer wines are always on my mind when it is this hot and I've been outside a bunch.

I was at Houston's on the Plaza at lunch this week and I found my wine of the week.

2009 Mulderbosch Chenin Blanc: This wine is from South Africa and it is a blend of mostly Chenin Blanc with a little Sauvignon Blanc. I had it with a great little dish at Houston's. It went well with the Sashimi Tuna Salad which was a nice a light summer lunch for those watching their girlish figures. I like the ginger, mango, avocado combo with seared tuna. Perhaps a tiny bit over cooked for my liking but many would think it was perfect. Anyway, the wine was floral with citrus like lemon and lime flavors. It was richer than I expected but still had decent acidity. Has a screw cap but don't be scared.

They sold it for $9 a glass so I'm sure you could acquire it at retail for $14-$15 a bottle.

Side note: This was a Mulderbosch week. I was at Julian in Brookside for dinner as well this week and had the Mulderbosch Rose of Cabernet and it was pretty good as well. I like Pinot or Grenache Rose more but I'm a lover of good Rose. I buy the Chenin again but probably prefer a different rose if I had the option for the same money.

So, friends, drink up and have a great weekend.

Vaya Con Dios.


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Patrick said...

Mulderbosch is one of my favorite producers from South Africa. They make rockin' wines. If you're into Chenin, I suggest you check out Raats. Also creates some great wines out of the region. Cheers!

JOCOeveryman said...

Thanks. I like it all for the most part and I love to try and revisit many varieties. Thanks for the comment and for the recommendation on the Chenin. I'll look for it.

Anonymous said...

I've seen those South African wines. I'll have to try them.