Joys of Small Package Shops

Marguerite Barrett

Contributing Writer
You may remember that just before Thanksgiving, I wandered into a small package shop in Canaan, CT.  While there, I discovered that the proprietor had an interest in South African wines, and I picked up several bottles that I hadn’t tried before.
Recently I opened the last bottle from that shopping excursion, a Steenberg 2007 Sauvignon Blanc.  A light golden color, the bouquet is rich, full and earthy (the review I read on WineLibrary described it as grassy).  The wine itself is buttery, mellow and I detected citrus notes – perhaps grapefruit?
It’s a beautiful, sophisticated – and very affordable – white.