A French Sauv Blanc that I actually like

Friday, April 9, 2010

Brand NameJean A.B.
Wine NameSauvignon Blanc
Vintage (Year)2007
AVALoire Valley
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc
Wine GroupsLow cost party staples
Heaven in a Bottle
Gorgeous Blancs
Alcohol %12.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

It's funny in the fact that I like some New World styles of French grapes more than I like the French (Old World) style of things; Viognier being a classic case of that. But this time, here is a French Sauvignon Blanc that I actually like.

Crisp is nose, with flower and citrus characteristics. Light/pale straw in color with a slightly heavy body and viscosity. Lemon in flavor and imbued with a tart citrus hit with some minerality reminding me of Gruner Veltliner and a sharp decay but long silky finish, this wine is actually a bargain beauty.

I only purchased it after the second time I saw it in the store. I partook of it with some cut green beans seasoned with Lemon Pepper and some grilled chicken breasts that I seasoned with Thyme, Lemon Pepper and some 'Poultry Seasoning.'

This should be something to pick a few bottles up of, and would be great for entertaining larger groups, if not just cozying up with a good book and a blanket.


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