Sterling Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Origin: Napa Valley, California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Natural cork
Purchase date: November 2007
Purchase price: $12.99
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Light straw in color, this wine offers expansive aromas reminiscent of grapefruit, melon, figs, and pears. Crisp and refreshing in its acidity, the wine has a rich mid-palate and a long, fruity finish. Wonderful with citrus-marinated shrimp, chicken salad, and grilled trout."
ABC Wines review: Pale, nearly colorless, this wine exhibits fresh melon and light citrus aromas. A clean, mineral crispness with a hint of grassiness blends with a fruit forward taste. The finish is very pleasant, ever so slightly acidic, and long-lasting. A wonderful sipping wine, it would also pair well with a wide variety of dishes. Our score: Excellent.