Forgot what this actually costs, but this is probably one of the best summer QPR wines we’ve come across. Bright clean flavors. Hints of grass, and almost completely dry. Perfect for the hottest climates.
This is one of the few Sauvignon Blancs which I loved from the initial sip. CADE’s 2008 Sauvignon Blanc encompasses everything I expect in a stereotypical California dry sauvignon blanc. Tropical notes, a bit of grass in the nose, and just a bit of wet on the finish. Give this to me any summer day.
This is a sample bottle given to us by STASH wines out of Sausalito, Ca.
Upon first impressions it’s overly sweet and even a bit syrupy. More body then I like in a Sauvignon Blanc but I can see it being a complete win at any gathering. Think sun, green lawns, white picket fences and sauvignon blanc. This is the type of wine you want at those events. Find me and I won’t say no to a glass.
Otherwise, I’m going to stick to my personal bias of California style dry Sauvignon Blancs - eg: Merry Edwards
Media Luna has been a project that’s gotten all of the contributors here at Corkhoarder excited. Owners Nicole DeMeo and Jennifer Grazar have injected Media Luna with more then a dose of personality, but a story of dedication, passion, love and cart wheels as well. We were fortunate enough to sample two of their initial offerings:
Media Luna | 2011 Sauvignon Blanc
very light in color. bitter citrus notes. delicate grapefruit, lemon rind, river rock, honey. a grassy earthy note anchors this wine. medium-light body. amazing finish for a sauvignon blanc.
this is what i want to drink during a heatwave.
Media Luna | 2011 Malbec Rose
A Malbec Rose? Yes, a Malbec Rose. I opened this immediately as I pulled it out of our cellar which was probably my first mistake…I was trying to find a nose - there was no nose. Then I was trying to taste, it was very difficult to taste. Fortunately by the time the rest of the tasters arrived it had the opportunity to sit out and breathe for about 20 minutes - what a world of a difference this made. Delicate nose of young peaches, pear, and a floral element. Combined with a mouth full of peach, strawberry, and subtle stone fruits. This was a real crowd pleaser, there was not one disappointed comment.
Heidi Barrett doesn’t make many white wines, and to my knowledge this is the only Sauvignon Blanc she produces. It just so happens to be incredible. The first thing one will notice is the blooming bouquet, then the bright citrus notes, followed by an almost velvety texture as it flows over one’s tongue. Definitely one of my favorites.
A Big Thanks to Tim and Bronwyn for hosting us a few weeks back. Couldn’t wait any longer to open their Pont du Chevalier 2009 Sauvignon Blanc anymore. Excellent choice for today.
From their website:
Our unique mountain site allows us to harvest Sauvignon Blanc at optimal maturity of 23.5º brix while retaining vibrant acidity – just one of the keys to producing our wonderful Sauvignon Blanc. 2009 was ideal, with a long cool growing season.
Vibrant straw color with a greenish tinge. The nose features bright fruit aromas, hinting of fresh green apple, melon, kiwi, lemongrass and key lime pie. A floral note provides a dramatic accent. The flavors are refreshing, bold and focused, and mirror the nose. Balanced acidity is present throughout, building to a lengthy minerally finish.
We visited Kenzo Estate earlier this year on a drizzling morning. Set high up on the Atlas Mountains the entire estate was amidst a low lying fog and the filtered light just proved magical. Just like what’s in this bottle of Asatsuyu, a Sauvignon Blanc to which I found no faults.