The blizzard of 2016, Jonas, has finally ended its 24 hour siege of metropolitan NY. It departs leaving 20”-30” of snow which paralyzed the region – airports and mass transit shut down, road travel banned and all tunnels/bridges including GW Bridge closed, state of emergency declared in NY and NJ. What else to do on a Saturday except drink a bottle (or two) of wine!

My first bottle was an unimpressive red burgundy from Louis Jadot. I continue to be disappointed with French Pinots at a price-point below $20. Yes, Burgundy crus are expensive but don’t you think $20 can buy something decent?

Next up was Ferrari-Carano Fumé Blanc, a wonderful pairing with Linguine aglio e olio (garlic and oil). Robert Mondavi introduced “Fumé Blanc” to differentiate a drier Sauvignon Blanc he introduced in late 1960’s.  Fumé (smoke in French) refers to the morning fog in Loire Valley where Pouilly Fumé is a dry style Sauvignon Blanc wine. Fumé Blanc is now used by American producers to distinguish drier style Sauvignon Blanc wines.

Ferrari-Carano FumeBlanc

FERRARI-CARANO Fumé Blanc 2014
Sonoma, Calif $13
Winery website “… is a delicious wine with aromas and flavors of yellow peach, pear, quince, Meyer lemon, mango and fruit cocktail. This wine has bright acidity and crisp freshness from the cool, stainless steel tank fermentation, while the subtle oak character from barrel aging adds body, complexity and depth.”

Cheers, Bob the WineGuy

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