Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Guenoc Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Guenoc Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Origin: Lake County, California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Purchase date: March 2008
Purchase price: $11.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "The aromas jump out of the glass, with notes of citrus, gooseberry, and fresh cut hay. All stainless steel fermented, this wine shows pure focused fruit and a laser-like crispness."

ABC Wines review: Refreshingly fragrant, this sauvignon blanc has aromas of tropical fruit, notably pineapple, with notes of grass and sweet herbs. The wine has an almost creamy texture with clean fruit-forward flavors. The finish is on the disappointing side, a bit too acidic with little balance. The wine should pair well with most chicken dishes. Our score: Above Average but well short of Excellent.

Winery website: Langtry Estate and Vineyards.

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