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Posted by on May 24, 2014 | 0 comments

Kono Sauvignon Blanc

Hooray, hooray, it’s finally summer! In honor of the holiday weekend that kicks off summer, allow me to share with you a delicious warm weather sipper. I’ve ordered this one twice now when I’ve been to Silo, one of my favorite little happy hour spots in Winston. (Great meals too, although I’ve been there more for apps.)

It has a delicious, crisp citrus taste to it which is often true for Sauvs that are from cooler climates, like New Zealand. (A fact Teri and I learned at our wine 101 class!) Lots of grapefruit and lemon hits from it and the zip kind of lingers on the tongue for a minute. It’s an easy to drink wine, but definitely not overtly sweet either. I think you’d find it a nice wine to have for a summer patio party or for appetizers on the porch. 

Both times I had it at Silo, I paired it with this awesome “picnic plate” they have. (Fig chutney! Need I say more?) You could also nicely pair it with some shrimp or another mild, white fish, or a light pasta dish. Definitely a great one to keep on hand for the warm summer days ahead! Cheers! 


silo plate

Tasting Notes:

Wine Name: Kono Sauvignon Blanc

Grape: Sauvignon Blanc

Origin: New Zealand

Price: Should be around $8, although it was $11 at Silo

General impressions: citrus, bright, fresh, lemony, grapefruits, easy to drink

Recommendations: a typical New Zealand Sauv, pair with appetizers, pair with shrimp or fish, serve at parties, great picnic wine

Would you buy again? Yes, for sure!

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