Going with a Goldwater

*** I received this wine as a sample. ***

Stelvin closure for a 2011 Goldwater Sauvignon BlancThis week was an interesting one for me, as I went back to work part-time…crutches and all.  The Boss has been wonderful about the whole surgery situation.  He’s more concerned about my healing properly than about my pushing too hard.  This past Wednesday was a perfect example.  I had planned to be in the office for half days all this week.  However, after two days of being up and around, my leg was pretty swollen and my hip was begging for a day of lying on the bed with some extra rest and ice.  Not to mention that I’ve also started going to physical therapy twice a week, and even though my sessions are scheduled for an hour, they usually take closer to an hour and a half.  So, combine the increased daily activity with rehab exercises and a significant scaling back of the pain medication and I was feeling it.  I emailed The Boss on Wednesday morning to ask if it was ok for me to work from home, as that is not something that is automatically allowed in my office.  He responded with an “absolutely” almost immediately.

My at-home workday was full of reading for my current project, emails, and phone calls, which was just my speed.  Admittedly, I did take a little time during lunch to walk around the block in our neighborhood, as the unseasonable 90-degree weather in April and all the cherry blossoms in bloom were too much to resist, but otherwise, I took it easy.  By the time Hubby walked in the door, I was shutting down for the evening and ready for a cool, crisp summer white wine.

2011 Goldwater Sauvignon BlancThe 2011 Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc (winery, amazon) is made with 100% Sauvignon Blanc grapes from Wairau Valley of Marlborough, New Zealand.  The wine had a very pale golden-yellow color.  On the nose, there were gooseberries and passion fruit, with hints of white pepper, green bell peppers, and honeydew melon.  In the mouth, there were gooseberries and green bell peppers mixed with hints of passion fruit, white pepper, and ginger.  The wine had a light body and crisp, bright acidity.

Is this worth a glass after work? Definitely!  If you see this wine in the store, grab it; you won’t be disappointed.  At an SRP of $18, this NZ Sauvignon Blanc offers a little something different, while still holding true to the gorgeous freshness that so often is found in New Zealand versions.  The complexity is perfect for lingering over a glass on a 90+ degree summer day.  But, don’t let that stop you from pairing it with food.  The wine is goes just as well with a lighter summer meal like the seared tuna steak salad Hubby made for dinner.  So, all in all, this was a good white wine on a day where I needed to be off my feet and relax, particularly in the hot April weather.

Question of the Day:  What was your weather like this past week?  Did you go for a seasonal wine change?

Suggested Retail Price: $18
Received as a sample.
Overall: 4 Corks


  1. Pat says

    I just found you and love your blog! I experienced Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc last year and was very impressed–it became one of my favorites. I live in upstate NY and our weather has been cool and rainy, but the forecast is looking up for the weekend. I do change wines with the season, usually drinking sauv blanc during the summer and an occasional rose’. I will drink red on a cool evening, but generally stick to whites May-August. My favorite red varietals are pinot noir and zinfandel from Sonoma.

    • says

      Hi Pat…and welcome! I think you’ll find that I also enjoy a lot of Sonoma Zinfandel. If you have any particular favorites, I’d love to keep my eye out for them.

      I’m glad to hear that someone else is similarly impressed with Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc. It’s definitely going to become a fast favorite!

      Thanks for commenting!

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