Sunday, December 6, 2009

Sobon Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Sobon Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: California
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (94%), Semillon (6%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Screw Cap
Purchase Date: October 2009
Purchase Price: $9.99

Our review: Light golden straw in color, this wine exhibits aromas of tropical fruit, honey, and spice. The fruit flavors on the palate have a smoky character, not unpleasant but distinctive. The finish has considerable length and is rather complex.

Our rating: This is a fairly typical California version of this varietal, a bit heavy on the oak, which tends to dominate the overall experience. Allowing the wine to breathe a bit seems to help diminish some of the oakiness. Serve with roasted chicken or grilled fish. This isn't a terrific effort, but isn't bad either; about Average. We rated the last year's vintage, the Sobon Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2007 average as well.

Taste profile from the winemaker: "Crisp and fruity, a perfect match for seafood and fowl dishes. The aromas are a captivating blend of floral and spicy tones with a hint of tropical fruit and toasted coconut."

Winery website: Sobon Family Wines.

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