I am hedging my bets with this offering. Yesterday was beautifully warm and sunny hence the Sauvignon and while I am writing this the sky is foreboding and there is a nip in the air. Me thinks something with a bit of oomph is required, a Californian cab should put a smile on your face and reward you with a ready brek glow.
2016 Domaine Patrick Vauvy Touraine Sauvignon Blanc Loire
I love this fine example of modern cool climate Sauvignon. Patrick is considered a little strange amongst his fellow Touraine producers as he tends to leave his fruit on the vine much longer than anyone else. The result is extra ripeness and richness in the wine but still only rocking in at a very drinkable 12.5% alcohol.£13.99 p/b, £11.89
in a mix of six and only £11.19
as part of a mixed dozen.
Ease yourself into the weekend with the white and knock it out of the park with this sumptuous red.2013 Hoopla The Mutt Cabernet Napa Valley
The back label describes this as "a serious wine at an unserious price". In Napa cabernet terms this is very true as you get all the hallmark dark, ripe, black cherry fruit and chocolate notes that you would normally expect to find in wines that are twice the price.£24.99 p/b or £120 per six pack