Friday, July 25, 2008

Target (Trinchero) Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Target (Trinchero) Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.0%
Bottle closure: None; Wine Cube (boxed wine)
Purchase date: July 2008
Purchase price: $17.99 (3 liters)

Taste profile from the winemaker: Made with fruit from vineyards in Santa Barbara, the Delta and Lodi, the wine is a typical California take on the varietal, being both a little fruity and a little grassy, with floral highlights, some fat to its body, and more of a finish than customarily is found in boxed wines.

ABC Wines review: A brilliant pale gold in color, this wine is mildly fragrant with primary aromas of citrus and some vegetal, possibly bell pepper, notes. Rather weak on the palate, there is surprisingly little fruit flavor. The finish is relatively short and somewhat acidic. The lack of notable character in this wine ironically makes it very food friendly. Our score: A simple wine by any measure with the best that can be said about it is that it is not bad. It is not inexpensive, though. The frequently on sale for around $5 a 750 ml bottle, for example, is comparably priced and a far superior choice. There is a convenience factor to be considered with this wine cube, but in the end this wine is Below Average.

Winery website: Target wines are made by Trinchero Winery

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