I first came across Giesen last year while
at a wine tasting featuring wines from the Pacific Rim. I
was very much enthused and feel in love with their
Riesling, which was the most unique Riesling that I have
ever had. So, when I saw their sauvignon blanc, I decided
to try it out.
While it's not as set apart from others of
it's type as the riesling, this wine does have some legs to
stand on. Not as sharp/crisp as other sauvignon blancs,
the other flavors more than make up for that, and it
becomes a very welcoming wine. It's the other tropical
flavors, such as the slight pineapple hints, which fill out
the body of this wine, and make it a nice fair for dining
or just drinking on it's own merits.