Every now and then, I get to try something that's a
little bit different. While I have not met many French
Sauvignon Blancs that I have thought highly of, they are all
different than the typical New World interpretations of the
wine. This New World Sauv Blanc comes from California,
namely Concannon Vineyards, whose Petit Sirah I particularly
The first thing that you get is the aroma, or the nose,
which is resplendent of the smell of white flowers. In
taking the wine into your mouth, you get the slight
obscurence of citrus mixed in with a heavy dose of laid back
peach (Al says that it's almost a green peach; I honestly
don't know if this fruit exists -- note, he says it's an
unripe peach, but I am reminded of white peach). Also, it
has a nice semi-sweetness.
The body is medium, with a not too thick viscosity.
This wine is definitely a delight, and I can't wait to
talk to my connection with the winery tomorrow.