Spencer Family Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Blend: Sauvignon Blanc (100%)
Alcohol Content: 12.5%
Bottle Closure: Natural Cork
Purchase Date: August 2010
Suggested Retail Price: $9.99
Our review: Greenish gold in color, this wine has fresh aromas of citrus (gooseberry, lemon grass) with notes of green apple and spice. Very smooth on the palate, the fruit flavors continue to evolve and develop into the finish, which is a little on the dry, astringent side but otherwise complex and of interest.
Our rating: This is probably not a sipping wine, but a terrific food-friendly one. Crisp enough to accompany most seafood dishes, but well-rounded to the point that it would work well with most poultry and pork dishes. We think it might best be paired with Asian cuisines, which is how we enjoyed our bottle. We're generally not fond of the typically over-oaked sauvignon blancs from California, but this one has a very nice balance to it, and we rate it Above Average, nearly Excellent. The price indicated is suggested retail; if coupled with a package deal, it is less, in which case this wine is an excellent value.
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