The 2011 Simi Sauvignon Blanc brings bright citrus zest and daring minerality to the summer table. With subtle straw color coordination in the glass and plenty of lemon-lime aromas floating out of the glass mixed with an elegant florality and down to earth mineral notes, this well-priced Sauvignon Blanc snags attention from the get-go.
On the palate, you can expect more definition from the citrus nose - well defined lemon zest, grapefruit and delicious acidity leave clean lines, balance and a crisp, well-run finish. Give this dry white wine a go with goat cheese pizza, grilled seafood and poultry drizzled with lemon juice and fresh herbs, and even blackened mahi mahi served with a fresh squeeze of lemon.
Sauvignon Blanc tends to partner well with a variety of cheese creations and herb-themed delights, so when I received a sample of Switzerland's Emmi cheese, Panorama, a semi soft cheese made with an Alpine herb-crusted rind, I had to give it a go with the Simi Sauv Blanc. Absolutely delicious! The pairing combination of rich, tangy cheese with the wine's awesome acidity and earthy character proved to be the perfect backdrop to this zesty Alpine cheese.