Monday, June 17, 2013
Westerly Sauvignon Blanc
Nora's Wine Bar and Osteria is no more. Its replacement, Honey Salt, is a worthy successor to the strip mall space.
While the wine list at Honey Salt can't touch the one curated by Nora, they do have a few interesting choices. The food is quite good, too. Again, it's a small menu but it is centered on fresh and delicious offerings.
With my octopus Niçoise I had the pleasure of the Westerly Sauvignon Blanc. I had a little difficulty finding a website for them and ran across one mention that the winery had closed. The wine was listed for around $15 online.
Yellow-green in the glass, the bouquet shows a slightly grassy tone with tropical fruit and tangerine. The palate is a laden with citrus, peach and mango. A wonderful acidity is zippy and fresh. Props to Honey Salt for serving it chilled, not refrigerated.
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