Saturday, August 2, 2008

Courtney Benham Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Courtney Benham Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Lake County, California
Blend: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 15% Chardonnay
Alcohol content: 13.9%
Bottle closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: July 2008
Purchase Price: $10.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Inviting tropical aromas of honeydew melon and grapefruit with light grassy overtones. Rich flavors of melon, tangy grapefruit and pineapple continue in this wine. This smooth, full wine has an ample palate with lingering bright flavors of refreshing fruit."

ABC Wines review: Virtually colorless, this wine has a very pleasing fragrance of ripe tropical fruit with fresh grassy notes. Very fruitful on the palate, the flavors develop slowly into a finish that evolves with a bright acidity. Serve this wine as an aperitif or at an elegant dinner party. Our Score: Despite the presence of the chardonnay grape in the blend, this is truly a fine wine. Excellent.

Winery website: Martin Ray Winery. An image of the bottle could not be located.

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