Thursday, July 1, 2010

Mendoza Station Sauvignon Blanc 2009

Mendoza Station Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Origin: Mendoza, Argentina
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.0%
Bottle Closure: Synthetic Cork
Purchase Date: May 2010
Purchase Price: $5.99

Our review: Yellow-gold in color, this wine has aromas of fresh tropical fruit (mango, papaya) with slight honey and vegetal notes (asparagus). Very fruitful on the palate, the flavors are bright and nicely balanced with a moderating acidity. The finish is very lengthy and has some mineral character.

Our rating: This take on this varietal is ever so slightly sweeter than one might expect, distinguishing it from those of neighboring Chile, which are typically more tart and citrusy. Also in contrast to many sauvignon blancs, this one is easily consumed as an aperitif or simply enjoyed alone; it makes for a great summer wine. Best when served well-chilled. On the score sheet, it rates on the high side of Average, but priced at just $6, its value is much higher.

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