What can I say? I like all wines, all the time, regardless of the weather! This bottle was a gift from a guest invited to our WBW Petite Sirah Blind tasting. He almost had me fooled, telling me that it was his brother's winery since he shares a last name with the wine. I felt a bit sheepish for buying that one hook line and sinker, but cut me some slack, we were through the 5 bottles of PS by that point....
So the wine was a 2006 Gordon Brothers Sauvignon Blanc from the Columbia Valley, Washington State. It clocked in at 13.2% alcohol by volume.
On the nose I found mango, pineapple, minerals, and something else tropical that I can't quite place. If you aerate your glass a bit the pineapple will jump up and bite you! In the mouth I got flavors of pineapple and mango, with almost a hint of cream midpalate.
The wine was crisp, but not at all like a New Zealand or Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. It's a totally different style of Sauvignon Blanc for me. It seemed a lot more food friendly, but still had the acidity I expect from a Sauvignon Blanc. I really liked the mouthfeel on this one.