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Are you tired of Sauvignon Blanc yet?

June 28, 2007
I hope not, because the summer weather is in full swing here and I will be downing bottle upon bottle of the crispest, most refreshing Sauvignon Blanc I can find until at least the end of September...unless of course someone wants to point me in the direction of other really refreshing summer whites! I do occasionally break it up with an Albarino or Viognier, so don't despair yet!

This bottle was a 2006 Brancott Sauvignon Blanc from Marlborough, New Zealand (sensing a pattern in my consumption habits yet?). I picked this bottle up on my recent Total Wine trip for $7.99. Overall, it, like my other Total Wine Sauvignon Blancs, was an excellent value and I would certainly recommend this bottle.

On the nose there were tropical fruits including pineapples and various citrus fruits. I would describe the wine as smelling tart, if you can imagine that. In the mouth the wine was crisp with racing, tongue prickling acidity, just the way I like my Sauvignon Blanc. I found green apples, citrus and pineapple in the mouth.

We drank this on its own after a very long day working on our house. The weather was dripping hot and the wine was the perfect pick-me-up after toiling in the sun all day!

8 comments:

  1. farley said...

    I never get tired of Sauvignon Blanc, but check out Gruner Veltliner or Vinho Verde to change things up a bit!

    6/28/07, 6:35 PM  

  2. David said...

    I like sauvignon blanc a lot too, especially New Zealand. But haven't had it a lot this summer. Have had a few good chards of late and an interesting Soave.

    6/29/07, 5:10 AM  

  3. winedeb said...

    Cannot go wrong with that wine! One of my favorites! Those NZ wines are the best for summer! They go with all types of grilled out fish, shrimp and summer fruits!

    6/29/07, 9:55 AM  

  4. Rodrigo said...

    Oi, achei teu blog pelo google tá bem interessante gostei desse post. Quando der dá uma passada pelo meu blog, é sobre camisetas personalizadas, mostra passo a passo como criar uma camiseta personalizada bem maneira. Até mais.

    7/2/07, 6:10 AM  

  5. Deidre said...

    I was in South Florida for the past two months and drank NZ Sauvignon Blanc like it was going out of style. Now I'm back in Southern California and craving Chards and Shiraz. I wonder if there is something about the minerality of Sauvignon Blanc that makes it particularly good for humid weather :)

    7/2/07, 8:44 PM  

  6. Sonadora said...

    Farley, I do like the Veltliner, but the last Vinho Verde I had left me underwhelmed!

    David, Soave? I have no clue what that is!

    Winedeb, I certainly agree! Perfect for summer!

    Thanks Rodrigo and welcome! I will take a look at your blog as well!

    Deidre, welcome and thanks for commenting! There's nothing quite like the weather out in Southern CA, we make it there quite often with Matt's family living there!

    7/2/07, 9:15 PM  

  7. Phil said...

    This is a great value Sauv. Blanc, and you've done a very nice review. I threw a link up on my site, Nirvino.com here: http://tinyurl.com/yukgg6 .

    Keep up the great reviews.

    -Phil

    11/15/07, 8:44 PM  

  8. Sonadora said...

    Thanks Phil!!

    11/15/07, 9:38 PM  

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