2007 New Zealand Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc $15

Price: $15

Country: New Zealand

Taste: sweet grapefruit and fruitiness like ripe pineapples, with a little hint of smoke and black pepper for good measure.

Food pairing: herb-filled entrees, Mexican food and a variety of seafood options

The 2007 Villa Maria Sauvignon Blanc is an exceptional New World wine complete with pale, straw-like color dominating the glass.  The nose is fresh, vibrant and reminiscent of summer – deep aromas of grass and earth.  The palate profile consists of heavy citrus, lots of lime and tangy flavors of grapefruit.  There is a refreshing acidity and a cool, clean crisp finish with this Sauvignon Blanc.