Lip-smacking Good

I have a fondness for Sauvignon Blanc. I especially like the ones that are crisp, refreshing, and mouth-watering good.  I don’t often find Sauvignon Blanc compelling though. It’s a great drink for the hot summer days, in my humble opinion, but not something to really ponder and dwell on.  However, this one made me sit up and take notice.  It’s the good.  I wish I had a never-ending supply to get me through the summer, but alas I only have one bottle left.

This wine is all around fabulous. I picked it up on our last CA trip on our day with Jo and her family.  The wine is the 2008 Robert Biale Pollo Bianco Sauvignon Blanc. It retails for $27 though I paid something less than that with a discount, it had a screw cap closure, and clocked in at 13.5% alcohol by volume.

On first sniff, all I could think about was how delicious the wine smelled.  I found aromas of white flowers, grass, tropical fruit, kiwi, peach, ruby grapefruit, star fruit, and really inviting citrus…mostly lime and grapefruit.  In the mouth I got flavors of lemon, tropical fruit, peach, pink grapefruit, citrus, melon and star fruit.  Overall, I found the wine to be crisp and refreshing with great acidity.  Definitely a must have for the summer.


3 Responses

  1. Have not met a Sauvignon blanc I do not like. I like all styles. Have you tried (Napa) Groth, Farella-Park, and Honig (Napa, not Rutherford)? You won’t be disappointed.

  2. Have you tried the Biale Petite sirah?

  3. I haven’t tried any of those except the Honig, though I can’t remember if it was Napa or Rutehrford.

    I did try the PS, wrote about our visit there earlier this week. I really enjoyed it!

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