A tropical slant on Sauvignon

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Brand NameFirestone Vineyard
Wine NameSauvignon Blanc
Vintage (Year)2006
AVASanta Ynez Valley
CountryUnited States
Wine ClassWhite
Wine TypeSauvignon Blanc
Alcohol %13.5%
Bottle Size750ml
Price$10 and Under
Site Rating8 (on a scale of 1-10)

At less than $10 a bottle, this wine is a great bargain. Upon raising the glass to your nose, you immediately are hit with lemon and grass (they say lemongrass, which is the combination of the two). Unlike most sauvignon blancs that I've tasted, this wine has interesting nuances of both guava and passion fruit, though you have to take ample time to calm yourself and distinguish these flavors [not guling down the wine like it's a mixed drink].

I believe that I paid somewhere around $8 for this wine, which makes it a darling one to add to your summer collection.


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