Friday, May 30, 2008

Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc 2006

Rodney Strong Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Origin: Sonoma County, California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Screw cap
Purchase date: May 2008
Purchase price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Light, crisp, and highly aromatic, the warmer climate Alexander Valley fruit gives the wine ripe pear and melon character, while the ocean cooled Russian River fruit offers citrus, mineral, and traditional herbaceous qualities. Together, the two valleys make a classic Sonoma County sauvignon blanc that is fresh, lively, and will drink beautifully over the next 1 to 2 years."

ABC Wines review: Lightly fragrant, the primary scents are of citrus and herbs. Crisp on the palate, the fruit flavors are slightly more dominant here and are accompanied by some mineral notes. The finish is somewhat weak, almost watery, and slightly acidic. An average effort that would be extremely versatile in pairing with dishes, but disappointing at this price point. Our score: Average.

Winery website: Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards.

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