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Fish and Wine and Fishing

May 3, 2013 - Norman Bentley
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Our visit to our "Little Cottage by the Sea" in Matlacha, Florida was one of the most memorable ever. We had given ourselves a Christmas present last year of a pro-guided fishing trip, and we cashed it in this April. We had the privilege to spend a day fishing with Captain Bill Russell of Matlacha, Florida, and what a trip! We caught big Trout and Redfish, and a couple of really big Snook. Bill is a great guy to spend a day fishing with, and really knows the best fishing spots in the local waters of Pine Island, Sanibel, and Captiva. We brought home lots of fresh fish to enjoy with some really good wines.

Captain Russell is pretty much a fishing legend in Southwest Florida, and that brings us to the best wine we enjoyed while we were there, which bears the signature of music legend, B.B. King. Just released this year, we were fortunate to be able to sample the 2011 B.B. King Signature Collection White. This is a 100% Verdejo from Spain and is perfect with fresh fish, or even as a great aperitif before dinner!

The nose is citrus and melon and leads to flavors of tropical fruit mixed with citrus and a hint of apple. I would describe the finish as off-dry, with a clean and crisp lingering aftertaste. This is a really good summertime wine for sipping or enjoying with fresh fish, or shellfish. A perfect companion for grilled speckled sea trout!

Score: 89

Price: $13 - $15

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