Tuesday, March 18, 2008

Fetzer Valley Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2005

Fetzer Valley Oaks Sauvignon Blanc 2005
Origin: Mendocino County, California
Blend: 97% Sauvignon Blanc, 3% Voignier
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: Synthetic cork
Purchase date: February 2008
Purchase price: $8.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Aromas of grapefruit, mango and lime introduce the wine, and classic varietal signatures of freshly mown grass show well. In the mouth you’ll find a crisp, clean wine, surprisingly full bodied with flavors of green apple, lemon/lime and a hint of mint."

ABC Wines review: This wine exhibits a fragrance of tart citrus and freshly sliced apples. The citrus notes follow through to the palate which initially has a hint of sweetness followed by a pleasant, tart acidity. The finish is smooth, long-lasting, and dry. A good wine for lightly grilled dishes or to serve with appetizers. Our score: Above Average.

Winery website: Fetzer Vineyards.

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