We eat a ton of avocados in Southern California and Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite wines to pair with dishes built around the avocado (think guacamole or a crab and avocado stack). Today I just happened to be enjoying a beautiful California avocado salad loaded with papaya and fresh veggies. A glass of 2008 Stoneleigh Sauvignon Blanc paired perfectly.
Stoneleigh 2008 Sauvignon Blanc is from Marlborough, New Zealand. It has 13% alcohol and retails for around $17. For more information go to www.stoneleigh.co.nz
The Stoneleigh pours a straw color in the glass. It has a grassy nose with aromas of citrus and crisp, green apple. The wine is full of flavor with tastes of grapefruit, passionfruit, and pear. The finish is intense with nice acidity. A very powerful Sauvignon Blanc that is perfect for light dishes including my Avocado and Papaya salad. Cheers!
My Wine Rating- B+