Wisteria

This is what the wisteria garden at Longwood looked like last Sunday:

Pretty, but unremarkable.

This is what it looked like yesterday:

Pretty amazing change, don’t you think?

It’s too bad there isn’t some way to transmit the scent via the blog.  It was heavenly.  The bees were enjoying the flowers, too, if all the buzzing was any indication.


Last night’s wine

(Last night’s wine.  Photo by Robin.  2007)

Winemaker’s notes:

Here is a mouthful of refreshing fruit flavors – citrus, nectarines and white peaches – with an aromatic hint of lemongrass. A blending component of 6% Sauvignon Musqué adds floral components and rounds the wine’s texture.

Murphy-Goode 2003 Fume Blanc is an appealing and popular aperitif. The wine’s succulent fruit and good acidity complement fresh oysters, spinach frittata and pizza with young goat cheese and sun-dried tomatoes. Try a glass with a bowl of garlicky steamed clams or mussels.

That’s a good description of the wine we had last night. We had it with potato-encrusted cod, sauteed broccoli rabe with garlic, and some lovely, very crispy, french fries.

I’m a big fan of Fume/Sauvignon Blancs. Some, of course, are better than others. This one wasn’t as good as my all-time favorite (a Grgich Hills Fume Blanc), but it wasn’t as expensive either.

All in all, I thought it was a very good wine that went well with our meal. Can’t ask for much more than that.