Our Wine of the Week, Medlock Ames 2013 Alexander Valley Bell Mountain Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc ($27), is ripe and full-bodied, with bountiful tropical fruit that includes custard apple, white pineapple, guava and a bit of lychee.
Delicate aromas of citrus and spring flowers and bright acidity form a counterpoint to the wine's fruity plushness and keep it lively and refreshing, especially when it is well chilled.
This is a sauvignon blanc that chardonnay fans will enjoy. One way to think of it at the table is as a peacekeeper, with plenty in the wine for nearly everyone to enjoy.
The wine is excellent with seafood, especially trout, flounder and other flat fish, including sanddabs. Adding a bit of lemon to the mix is a good idea, as it resonates with the wine's livelier side.
It also is a welcome companion to pork tenderloin, the white meat of chicken, and almost any spring vegetable, especially asparagus, nettles, leeks, English peas, sugar snap peas and artichokes.
For today's recipe, I have taken inspiration from the season. It's almost spring, a perfect time to enjoy a delicate asparagus omelette.
<strong>Roasted Asparagus with a Thin Omelette, Creme Fraiche and Chives</strong>
Makes 2 servings
<em>1 pound fat asparagus with tough stalks (or 1/2 pound if tough stalks are removed)</em>