Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Woodbridge Saugivnon Blanc 2008

Woodbridge Saugivnon Blanc 2008
Origin: California
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (77%), Proprietary blend of White Varietals (23%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: September 2009
Purchase Price: $7.99

Our review: Pale yellow in color, this wine has blended aromas of lemongrass, herb and spice. The palate is initially quite citrusy with almost a hint of apple or maybe even something sweeter like peach, followed by a quickly developing mineral character. The finish has a touch of spice but otherwise is rather unremarkable.

Our rating: We have to wonder a bit about the blend in this wine. There are many characteristics of a sauvignon blanc here, but the result seems a bit muddled. It's not a bad wine by any means; we enjoyed ours with stir fried chicken and vegetables, a solid pairing. Still, it doesn't really stand out. On our score sheet, it rates on the low side of Average.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "The ripe tropical aromas give the impression of a sweet wine, but the dry, crisp flavors--with hints of lime on the finish--make a perfect complement to seafood."

Winery website: Woodbridge Wines.

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