Almost as amazing at their Riesling

Friday, May 16, 2008

Brand NameGiesen
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Wine NameSauvignon Blanc
Vintage (Year)2007
CountryNew Zealand
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %13%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

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.


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