Friday, December 26, 2008

Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Wine: Sauvignon Republic Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: Russian River Valley, California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.8%
Bottle closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: October 2008
Purchase Price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Classic pale-straw color with rich pineapple, grapefruit, and tropical fruit layers and a touch of herbal “green” sauvignon notes. Multiple vineyard sources allowed the assembly of a blend that showcases fruitiness and refreshing acidity supported by a surprising richness and length of finish."

ABC Wines review: Virtually colorless, this wine has vibrant aromas of tropical fruit, most notably pineapple. The palate, however, is rather unbalanced with a mineral, almost chalky feel; there is surprisingly little fruit character. An acidity develops into the finish that quickly dissipates replaced, somewhat oddly, by a flat mixture of fruit flavors. Our score: This wine tastes as if it were poorly cellared in oak yet the winemaker states only stainless was used. A distinctly disappointing effort for a varietal that we consider to be the standard of ABC wines. Below Average.

Winery website: Sauvignon Republic.

2 comments:

EuroMattsons said...

The NSRP on this wine was $17, and I'm wondering if it was discounted because of poor storage or something. I've had the wine before and it didn't taste like your description. It definitely sees no oak. Sorry you got a bad bottle. Regards.

Your Community Resource Guide to Wine, Style, and Finance. said...

The wine was purchased at Costco. If we see it there again, we'll give it another try.

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