Thanksgiving Preamble: Coopers Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc w/ (Almost) Famous Bowl

24 Nov

More like a success pile in a happiness bowl.

Thanksgiving is three days away.  The fatness is palpable.  As if I wasn’t already on the way to eating mashed potatoes and turkey for the next two weeks following Thursday’s Glutton Bowl, an aborted pre-Thanksgiving dinner for my roommate and her friends netted us with a fridge full of turkey and mashed potatoes.  You know I had to do my part in chipping away so there will be room for leftovers this weekend.

For any of you out there still unfamiliar with the brilliant Patton Oswalt – get your mind right and rectify that.  One of my favorite bits of his is an inspired exposé of the KFC Famous Bowl.  I’ll let him get you up to speed if you don’t know what I’m talking about.

Kind of depressing to think about, but, ultimately, pretty damn tasty for anyone who likes to mix their food together on their plate anyway (guilty as charged).  You, too, can create your  very own failure pile in the sadness bowl of your choosing following (or, heck, during) Thanksgiving by combining your favorite leftovers, topped with a little cheese and gravy in the vessel that suits you best (spork optional).  I went simple with mashed potatoes, diced turkey, turkey gravy, shredded cheese and a secret blend of herbs and spices.  Tonight’s beverage pairing comes from down under in the form of Coopers Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc.

Wine: Coopers Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc

Vitals: Alcohol:13.00%   Acidity:7.10g/L   Residual Sugar:/L   pH:3.42

Vintner’s Notes: “The intensity of Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc has made this wine style recognizable the world over.  Warm days and cool nights allow us to harvest fruit brimming with aromas and flavors of gooseberry, passion fruit and nectarine.

This dry white wine should be served slightly chilled and can be enjoyed as an aperitif , or partnered with salads and seafood.  It is best drunk while it is young and fresh.”

My take: Pours an extremely pale yellow.  Nose is bright with tropical fruits (I don’t eat enough gooseberries, passion fruit or nectarines to identify them specifically, so I’ll take their word for it).  Tartness hits strong on the palate with a medium mouthfeel that is cut by the lime-like acidity.  The exotic perfume of the nose is somewhat overshadowed by the dominant acidity in the mouth, but this remains a highly drinkable sauvignon blanc that would certainly pair well with seafood that could use the citric acidity.  I might be wrong, but perhaps the winemakers didn’t have the Famous Bowl in mind when they devised this one.

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One Response to “Thanksgiving Preamble: Coopers Creek Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc w/ (Almost) Famous Bowl”

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