2004 Dourthe Bordeaux White No. 1

I picked this up last night at Kits Wine Cellars with the aim of pairing it with some food this week. Well, that time came tonight with some chili and corn chicken sausages from Granville Island’s Oyama Sausages.

I can’t say that I loved the wine, but it was solid. It had nice citrus and mineral on both the nose and in a sip, with a finish that really showed the mineral and lemon side of the wine. The wine had a medium-bodied feel in the mouth. Both that and its acidity make it a great little food wine.

I just felt like writing a quick post (I’ve been bad at that lately), so I’ll keep it short and sweet. Did I like the wine? Yes. Would I buy it again? Probably not. It was a bit plain for my tastes. Nothing about it made it stand out, as solid as it was. There are just better Sauvignon Blanc-based wines out there for the money.

$24 at Kitsilano Wine Cellars.

3 1/2 stars

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