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Fat Ladies Sauvignon Blanc

July 2, 2007
You didn't believe me about the deluge of Sauvignon Blanc I would be drinking, did you? If you were living in mid-to-high 90s weather with 100% humidty, you would be downing Sauvignon Blanc like it was going out of style as well!

We drank this 2006 Fat Ladies Sauvignon Blanc from the Western Cape of South Africa while sitting around the other night. (See, I can break out of the box...South Africa instead of Marlborough!) It had a screw-cap, cost me $7.99 at Total Wine, and was 12.5% alcohol by volume.

On those nose I found grapefruit, tropical fruits and lemons. The wine was very aromatic, I definitely didn't need to get my nose wet to smell this one. (Come on, I know you've done it too, stuck your nose so far into the glass that you actually get wine on your nose? No? It's just me? Well, it certainly wouldn't be the first time I've admitted to being an odd duck.)

In the mouth I found more grapefruit, tangerines, lemons and oddly enough, what I can only describe as orange creamsicles. It almost made me want an orange creamsicle, until I realized I'd prefer to have the wine.

Overall, I'd describe the wine as displaying very good citrus flavors while not going over the edge into overally acidic or tart. With the creamsicle flavor, I'd say the wine was smooth and it had a creamy character to the mouth that I don't find in the New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs I've been drinking. Another great value for everyday drinking from Total Wine.

5 comments:

  1. Dezel said...

    Hello Sonadora,

    You are right – summer is upon us, but the past few days have been very pleasant. Like you I have also been downing a number of Sauvignon Blancs, Grüner Veltliner, and stainless Chardonnays, and about to ramp up on the Rosé wines.

    You have been drinking a lot of Sauvignon Blanc and I will follow your lead on a few of these. You cannot beat the price point right? Have a great 4th of July week.

    Dezel

    7/2/07, 11:18 PM  

  2. winedeb said...

    I am loving the inexpensive summer whites. Had a $5.99 Spanish one last night that I will be posting soon. Cannot beat the price! I also thought of you the other night as in this month's Food and Wine Mag. in their "Acorss America" section they spotlight Richmond, Va. Looks good!
    Happy 4th of July!

    7/3/07, 2:35 PM  

  3. Sonadora said...

    Yes, Dezel, I love the roses for summer as well! I haven't got any new ones hanging around that I can think of...perhaps this calls for a VA wine country visit!

    Winedeb, Richmond, really? Huh. I can't seem to post on your blog, it it kicking me to this odd page about voting on something or other when I click on any of your comment sections :(

    7/5/07, 8:41 PM  

  4. winedeb said...

    Thank you for letting me know about the comment screw up. I did make a few changes as some spam thing was getting to me. So when you get time, if you would try again and let me know, I surely would appreciate it! I hate when I cannot chat with all!

    7/8/07, 3:20 PM  

  5. Sonadora said...

    No problem winedeb. It seems to be all fixed now.

    7/10/07, 3:33 PM  

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