Happy Friday to you all! Â I hope you are all as glad to be home from work as I am. Â I don’t know about y’all but it’s been a crazy busy week for me. Â I’m exhausted with no end in sight as I have to work tomorrow at 7 am! Â (There are so many things wrong with that statement that I don’t even know where to start. Â It’s wrong, I tell you. Â Just wrong.)
For now, though, let’s uncork a chilled bottle of Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc and relax.
My go to vino is usually a Pinot Noir, but it’s just too dang hot outside. Â I need to drink something chilled. Â So, I’m on a whites kick right now.Â Â This one is from Rodney’s Charlotte’s Home Vineyards. Â Just looking at mellow straw-like color of the pour in the glass cools me off. Â It is so lovely and fragrant with hints of pear and pineapple on the nose. Â It is light and crisp and, although it is generally dry, there is a slight sweetness at the finish.
One thing I don’t like…it’s got a screw cap. Â (I know, I know. Â Technically that means I didn’t “uncork” it. Â Rather I unscrewed it. Â But I can’t have a regular blog spot called Unscrewed!, can I?) Â I ordered it online with my groceries and I couldn’t tell from the picture that it was a screw cap. Â If I had noticed that I probably wouldn’t have ordered this one. Â (Yes, I’m THAT shallow.) I know that some legitimate Rieslings, Sauvignon Blancs, and Pino Grigios are being bottled with screw cap these days, but I don’t like it. Â I just don’t like it. Â It makes me feel like I’m opening something that I bought at a convenient store, not something as artful as a beautiful bottle of wine.
There, I said it. Â I’m prejudiced against a screw cap. Â So sue me!
But, on the bright side, it was on sale for $9.99 at my local grocery store and it went VERY NICELY with the Roasted Salmon with White Wine Sauce and broccoli that I had for dinner.
Overall, despite the screw cap, this one’s a winner!