My favorite thing about being a Miamian is the proximity to the ocean. I hate using the term “salt life”, but I live it (my non-mantra mantra). When I’m not at work, I’m paddle boarding in Biscayne Bay, sunning on a beach, or snorkeling in the ocean. I was born and raised as a water baby.
One of the best things about summer is lobster season, and right now it is mini-season (nom AF)! What better wine to pair lobster with than Sauvignon Blanc? Kim Crawford has been my go-to “house” wine for years and I learned that a similar wine is White Haven. Since they have the same flavor profile, and both are from my favorite Sauvignon Blanc producing country (New Zealand), I thought I would try it out.
I grabbed their 2016 Sauvignon Blanc from Costco (always a deal there, but it’s usually around $17 at other places). It’s pale yellow in color and has an aroma of citrus and fresh cut grass. It tastes like lemon, grapefruit and apple with some minerality. It’s dry, crisp and lingers pleasantly.
I paired it with grilled lobster (also bought at Costco – not caught), purple cauliflower mash and sautéed kale. I seasoned the lobster simply with salt, pepper, olive oil and a drizzle of honey (the secret). The key to the cauliflower mash is lots and lots of butter and goat cheese. And you can’t do kale without some bacon (word). Cheers! 4/5.