This past weekend was Mother’s Day and though it was a great day “off” for me, I accompanied the hubs who still had to do Taxi duty to our son who had to work. The weather was beautiful; not too hot, the sun was shinning and we had just enough time to pop into Corkscrew Wine and Cheese in Rockbrook for a quick glass of something yummy. We had just finished a great lunch at Shucks and though I enjoyed my Bloody Mary, I was craving something a bit different. I was rummaging though the cold case saw the Domaine Saint Lannes. I have seen it fly off the shelves at the other location and heard nothing but rave reviews. I thought since we were on a limited time schedule, what the heck and for only a mere $13 a bottle one can’t go wrong.
The best thing about this wine: a fantastic white wine at a reasonable price
Available at: Corkscrew Wine and Cheese
By the bottle: $13
Pairs well with: fish, mild cheeses and a sunny patio
As Willy opened the bottle he was telling us it was a gem that only a few know about. You know… the regulars that come in to grab a bottle at a time. He couldn’t believe that I hadn’t tried this one. I got grass, peach, and a bit of yeast on the nose. It is a 70-30 blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay, the two most popular and most planted white grape varieties in the world. It was clean, crisp with lemon and citrus on the palate. Very well-balanced. I was totally shocked to think that a lower priced wine would deliver such a production in my glass. From the aroma to the finish I was wanting more. It was a great patio wine on its own and I was glad that I gave it a try. So the next time you’re at a loss of what to pour, give this one a try and pour something yummy in your glass.