Grand Cru Sauvignon Blanc 2006
Origin: Sonoma County, California
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: January 2010
Purchase Price: $3.99
Our review: Yellow gold in color, this wine has aromas of tropical fruit and honey with significant spice notes. Somewhat (and unexpectedly) sweet on the palate, the fruit flavors aren't very expressive and are unbalanced. The finish, though quite lengthy, is flat and a bit chalky.
Our rating: We're attracted to sub-$5 wines, always on the lookout for one that might be considered an everyday wine, one to serve with a quick meal. This isn't it. It's not dreadful by any means, but it's not an altogether pleasant experience either. The most significant problem may be that its best days (if, indeed, they ever existed) may have long since passed; though we rarely choose ABC wines that are more than a couple of years old, we mistakenly purchased this thinking it was non-vintage (as most bargain wines are). We rate it Inferior.
No taste profile from the winemaker found.
Winery website: None found.