“Once, during Prohibition, I was forced to live for days on nothing but food and water.” — W. C. Fields
If you’re going to live on water, make sure it’s Goldwater. Goldwater Sauvignon Blanc 2010 the water the Wine Harlots want on our hunger strike. The flavors are vibrant, but nuanced – peaches, passionfruit and kiwi with bracing acidity and a whisper of minerality. If you’re not going on a hunger strike, the perfect pairing is Grilled Prawns with Snow Peas & Mint Salt. The music match is “Down by the Water” by the Decemberists from the album The King is Dead.
The details: 13% alcohol. Screw cap closure. Appellation: Wairau Valley. Varietal: sauvignon blanc. Suggested retail: $17 USD. Imported by Pasternak Wine Imports. This was a media sample kindly provided by Pasternak.