Saturday, January 17, 2009

Benziger Sauvignon Blanc 2007

Benziger Sauvignon Blanc 2007
Origin: North Coast (Lake and Sonoma Counties), California
Blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Alcohol content: 13.5%
Bottle closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: January 2009
Purchase Price: $9.99

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Stainless steel fermentation preserves the bright, crisp character of our Sauvignon Blanc. Grassy aromas introduce flavors of lemon, melon and grapefruit. Generous fruit is enhanced by a refreshing acidic structure and harmonious mouthfeel. Enjoy with white fish, summer salads or fresh fruit."

ABC Wines review: A fresh grassy fragrance highlighted with strong citrus notes is displayed by this wine. The palate has a crisp, clean feel with flavors of lime and just a hint of tropical fruit. A slight mineral character develops into the finish which has a nice acidity though is not overly complex. Serve this wine with appetizers or lighter meals; we enjoyed it with a freshly made corn chowder. Our score: Above Average, nearly Excellent. We rated the Benziger Sauvignon Blanc 2004 just average.

Winery website: Benziger Family Wines.

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