Did you hear all that whooping and shouting this weekend? Girls across America freaked out upon hearing that Ryan Gosling and Eva Mendes broke up. Ryan hightailed it to South Africa, claiming he needed “time to think.” (That time did, however, include dining with a German model – this guy’s a real Kant.)
But just in case the German model thing is just, you know, a thing with a model and Ryan is in fact still single, grapefriend is here to offer Gosling lovers some appropriate wines for when you get the chance to cook dinner for him. And seeing as everyone’s single now, you’d have to go with wine made from a single vineyard. These get to show off the true expression of one specific plot of land, weather and grape. A few really awesome ones I’ve had lately that are sure to make Ryan fall in love with you:
Craggy Range, Te Muna Road Vineyard, Sauvignon Blanc – This is some damn good juice! This vineyard is on a lower terrace with younger stony soils interlaced with lumps of limestone, which is great for Sauvignon Blanc. This Sav Blanc’s a little more elegant than most from New Zealand but it’s still awesome and tangy. Grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. $20
Ridge Zinfandel – Ridge is known for single vineyards and for the dozen Zins they make from them. I’ve had the Lytton Springs and Geyserville vineyards but Ridge is always a solid choice, so sample away. They start around $18 and go up based on vineyard and vintage.
La Follette, Manchester Ridge Vineyard, Pinot Noir – I already wrote about this one here, but I loved it as much as most girls love Ryan and I’m looking forward to trying these next two. $45
The Mirror says Ryan and Eva are just “rumoured to be having a bit of space” (so British, love it) so get your wine now and strike while you can, girls!
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