Sprightly Sauvignon Blanc

On our second full day in Sonoma we went by David Coffaro to do some barrel tasting so we could decide what to put in our futures case this year. I’ll do a full write up on that later. I’ve always liked David Coffaro’s Sauvignon Blanc, and with the gorgeous weather we were treated to in California I wanted nothing more than a crisp, cool Sauvignon Blanc to sip when we got back to our Bed and Breakfast. Ask and you shall receive! Steve kindly provided us with a bottle to enjoy later!

The 2007 David Coffaro Sauvignon Blanc clocks in at 14.4% alcohol by volume and has a screw-cap closure like all current Coffaro releases.  I want to say it retails for around $17, but to be honest, I don’t know for sure.  We enjoyed our bottle after a nice soak in the hot tub at our B&B, followed by watching the Princess Bride.

On the nose I got grass, grapefruit, lemon white grapefruit, bell pepper, and lime.  In the mouth I found lots of citrus, lemon grass, a hint of bell pepper, white grapefruit, wet stone, sweet peach, orange blossom, and tangerine.  My notes actually track fairly well with the notes I took last spring while tasting at the winery…I love when that happens!

Overall, this Sauvignon Blanc is perfect for a hot (summer) day.  We got lucky with the weather and experienced mostly mid-80s on our whole trip, so this wine was just what the doctor ordered after a a traipsing around wine Country!  It is crisp, with lip-smacking acidity, just what I love in a Sauvignon Blanc!

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