“In vino veritas.” – Pliny the Elder
The truth? Can you handle the truth? The truth is Veritas Winery Sauvignon Blanc Reserve 2010 is delicious. It’s a “new world” sauvignon blanc with the color of pale straw and aromas and flavors of grapefruit, lemon-chiffon, passion fruit and fresh-mown lawn with a crisp, clean finish. You may want to get more than one bottle, ‘cause truthfully, the bottle was emptied in one sitting. The perfect pairing is a Leek & Zucchini Galette, a savory vegetarian dish for hot summer days, and paired with the Vertias it’s sublime.
The music match is John Lennon’s “Gimme Some Truth.” The purists can go with the original, but our pick is Jakob Dylan’s version from Instant Karma: The Amnesty International Campaign To Save Darfur or mix it up with Matthew Sweet and Susana Hoff’s rendering from Under the Covers: Volume 2.
The details: 13% alcohol. Stelvin screw-cap closure. Appellation: Monticello Varietal: sauvignon blanc. The suggested retail is $25 USD is available directly from Veritas. This was a media sample for the social media event Summer Wines of Virginia generously provided by the winery.
Vino veritas. In wine there is truth. Let us drink to the truth.