Crossing Over


The wine for the evening was a 2007 The Crossings Sauvignon Blanc. I picked this bottle up at Total Wine and More in one of the 3 mixed cases of around $10ish wine I’ve bought so far this summer (wow, and it’s only July 10…), it had a screw cap closure, and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume. As many of my summer Sauvignon Blancs do, this one hails from Marlborough, New Zealand.

On the nose I found grapefruit, tropical fruit, star fruit, melons, grass, and peppers. A fairly typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc nose, with the promise of all the flavors and acidity that make me love this type of wine. In the mouth, peach and grapefruit dominated, with a little lemon, grass, and other citrus.

While the wine was tart, it didn’t have that racing acidity and mouth-puckering citrus that I expect from these wines. Instead, the flavor was quite full rather than light and refreshing. For me, something was a little off with this wine.

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