Tuesday, February 23, 2010
On the twelfth day of the Olympics, we raise a glass, in honour of our athletes, of Nyarai Cellars 2008 Sauvignon Blanc. Nyarai Cellars is Ontario’s first virtual winery – you can’t visit them, you can’t tour their facilities, you have to go to a local restaurant to try their wines but they will deliver their wine (that you order online) right to your front door. From their opening, Sauvignon Blanc has been a very important grape to them – it has become their flagship grape – and for very good reasons, it is one of their most outstanding wines. Fermented in 100% stainless steel, this medium-bodied wine exhibits flavours conveying notes of white grapefruit, green melon and driven tropical fruit embraced by firm acidity promoting a lingering finish. Today, the medal rounds are in speed skating, biathlon, cross country skiing and the ladies ski cross finals. We also see the start of play off qualifications in Hockey and the start of the ladies figure skating competition. Since this winery is a virtual winery, the best way to get your hands on bottles of this wine, that retail for $18.20 per bottle, is to go to this website: http://www.nyaraicellars.com/wine/2008_SauvignonBlanc.php and order them directly.