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Kicking Some More

January 11, 2008
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.

2 comments:

  1. Orion Slayer said...

    I had some good Sauvignon blancs at an organic wine tasting I recently attended. Have you ever had a Sancerre? I haven't and wondered how the Gordon Brothers compared to a typical French SB.

    It's funny when we talk about red or white weather. It seems like any time of the year is good for both!

    1/11/08, 4:44 PM  

  2. Sonadora said...

    I had my first Sancerre over Christmas Orion. I have to write about it, my dad bought it for me.

    The Gordon was different from most other Sauv. Blancs I have had. I think the Sancerre that I have to write up was racier, more lively in the mouth, but I have yet to really meet a Sauvignon Blanc I don't like!

    1/23/08, 10:25 PM  

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