Thursday, January 3, 2008
Drinking white again...
Inspired by Lia's post on Winter Whites over at Swirling Notions, we opened a delicious bottle of Miner 2006 Viognier. Viognier, when not over oaked, has to be my favorite white varietal. I love sticking my nose in the glass and taking a big sniff of the sweet honeysuckle and tropical notes. Then, taking a sip and tasting the dry, well balanced acidity combined with the floral undertones, that aren't nearly as sweet as the aroma (thankfully.) This Miner viognier did not disappoint. It was the perfect medium bodied, white for this mild winter afternoon.
To compliment this tropical white, I made an "Island Salad" for lunch today. Named because I had a salad with similar ingredients last May in St. John, USVI. Very simplistic, but a wow, for flavor and textures. I added a mango poppyseed salad dressing, that was a purchase in one of the stores in St. John. Any poppyseed or honey mustard dressing would also do.
The wine, the salad, and a bit of toasty bread was the perfect light lunch for this first Saturday of 2008!