Narsai David Wine Review: Greek White Wines From Santorini

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(KCBS) – KCBS Food and Wine Editor Narsai David reviews two unusual and appealing white wines from Greece.

2009 Thalassitis Santorini
Assyrtiko Grape Variety
Pale straw color with maybe a touch of a hint of copper. A seductive aroma that’s hard to describe: woodsy, earthy, floral, but wildflowers – not just the garden berries. That earthy quality follows right onto the palate. Flinty, crisp. Here’s a wine for an assertive meal, cioppino, or bouillabaisse. Maybe $27.99.

2009 Santorini Koutsoyiannopoulos, White Dry Wine
Assyrtiko grape variety
Pale color with the slightest hint of green at the edges. A most intriguing aroma of wildflowers and wild grasses near the seashore. Here’s a white wine with a fine minerality and earthiness that balances the fruit to make it just a perfect food wine to serve with rich seafood dishes or with an entree salad. $19.99.

Narsai David is the KCBS Food and Wine Editor. He has been a successful restaurateur, chef, TV host, and columnist in the Bay Area spanning four decades.

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