Wine Recommendation: Seven Daughters Winemaker’s Blend

Looking for a nice, light white wine that pairs well with seafood and spicy Asian food?  Seven Daughter’s Winemaker’s Blend is a great fit.  Pale in color, this white is named for the seven grapes blended into the wine:  Chardonnay, Riesling, Symphony, Gewürztraminer, Sauvignon Blanc, French Colombard, and Orange Muscat.  Each grape brings nuance to the wine, with citrus up front and a hint of spice on the finish.

This is an easy drinker and although the weather has turned to Fall here in the Northwest, I’ll still keep this wine stocked for meals that need a bright wine with a dry sweetness and balanced acidity.  I found Seven Daughter’s at the grocery store for $10.99.

If you are a Top Chef Desserts fan, you’ll see this wine being poured in the “Death By Chocolate” episode during the elimination challenge tasting. The bright, cheerful label is hard to miss.

Tasting notes from the Seven Daughters web site:

SWIRL: French Colombard, Chardonnay, Riesling, Symphony, Orange Muscat, Gewürztraminer and Sauvignon Blanc

SEE: Pale straw color

SNIFF: The deep aromas in this wine feature notes of orange blossom, tangerine and melon with a flirtatious hint of apricot and lychee.        

SIP: This sultry, balanced wine opens with the fresh flavors of lychee and mandarin oranges. The vibrant citrus influence continues on the palate and the presence of Gewürztraminer complements the wine with a closing note of spice.

SERVE: This wine pairs deliciously with fruit salad, sushi, white fish (snapper, grouper, scallops), as well as Cantonese, Thai, and Latin cuisines.

Seven Daughter’s also makes a red blend, although I haven’t seen that one on the shelves as of late. Because I like the white, I’ll keep my eyes open for the red blend in the future.

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