Frei Brothers Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2008
Origin: Russian River Valley, California
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 13.9%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: August 2010
Suggested Retail Price: $15.99
Our review: Light straw gold in color, this wine has citrus aromas coupled with grassy and spice notes. The flavor profile on the palate is similar, perfectly balanced, and creamy smooth. The finish has a touch of heat and adds some spicy elements.
Our rating: This is a very nice wine, one that deserves to be served with flavorful poultry or even pork dishes; it doesn't strike us pairing well with seafood or shellfish. Very complex, it's hard to discern all of the various contributing elements, but it's worth taking the time to explore them. We rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent.
Taste profile from the winemaker: "Lively acidity is complemented with aromas of citrus, melon, and fresh cut grass with hints of vanilla and cream. The aromas extend through to the palate and culminate in a crisp, light, enduring finish."
Winery website: Frei Brothers.