I just slapped myself in the forehead. It is Saturday afternoon. I have been working on rewrites for six hours and I decided to have a glass of wine. I didn't check my database (yes, I have a database of my wines), I grabbed the Professor Black, unscrewed the top, poured a glass and popped the balance of the bottle in the fridge to have tomorrow. This is not a wine to just unscrew and drink for the sake of drinking. (well, if you have disposable income, go for it - I don't) OOPS.
2009 was a GREAT year for wine in South Africa. This is a really good Sauvignon Blanc. It has a strong taste of citrus, grapefruit to be exact. Since I am a transplant recipient, I can't have grapefruit, so the taste is very exotic to me. Tart, a bit sour with a long, lovely finish. This wine deserves a good meal. I did it a grave disservice by just opening it to have a drink on a Saturday afternoon. That being said, if a wine needs chilling, use frozen TJ's strawberries instead of ice - it works.
A man from South Africa loved me once (1997 was a REALLY good Summer romance wise!). He was an architect - I didn't reciprocate. I have great pictures from afternoons in the park with him though, and great memories of museums and dinners on the patio. Is it wrong that I don't remember his name?
This is a really good wine. Well done Stellenbosch, South Africa!