Drylands Sauvignon Blanc


And on a recurring theme here at Wannabe Wino, the wine for the night was both a Sauvignon Blanc and part of one of my mixed cases for under $10 a bottle from Total Wine and More. Hey, gas is outrageous, food prices are increasing, something’s gotta give, so I’m trying to stretch those wine dollars further! This particular bottle was a 2007 Drylands Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand, it clocked in at 13% alcohol and had a screw cap closure.

On the nose I found cantaloupe, honeydew, green apple, gooseberries, and lime. In the mouth I got grapefruit, green apple, gooseberries, and almost a hint of green pepper. The wine was tart, crisp and delicious. It also had the racing acidity I look for in these wines. I drank it and thought, wow! This is the first Sauvignon Blanc this year that really hit the mark with me. Perfect for the horribly hot and humid weather and a great deal for the price.

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4 Responses

  1. I’ve enjoyed the Drylands Sauvignon Blanc in the past, but I haven’t had the ’07 yet. I know where they have it, so I’ll have to pick some up pronto! There are few things better than a nice Sauvignon Blanc to bring a little joy to a miserably hot day.

  2. Hey I’ve been eyeing this at the store…thanks for the rec.

  3. Hey, with gas prices as they are now there’s no shame in wandering into Total Wine. I probably buy half there and half at local shops. Curious Grape and The Vineyard (up in McLean) are my favorites.

  4. Claire, I agree. Sauvignon Blanc is one of my favorite things on a hot day!

    Definitely a good bargain Noble Pig!

    Doug, I like the Curious Grape too, but I also really like The Winery in Old Town…great small selection, lovely owner.

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