I’ve Got Attitude, How ‘Bout You?

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from Bin Ends Wine in order to participate in the Twitter Taste Live.

And really, it’s all about the Attitude, right? 😉 Here we go again with another start to a great Twitter Taste Live.  This time, we tasted through 6 bottles of wine from importer F. Wildman and Sons. They have an interesting mix of wines which are all detailed in the droolworthy catalog that came along with the wines. I believe everything we tasted came from France which made me happy….it’s not often I drink lots of French wines! The theme for the evening centered on easy drinking summer wines.  First up?  The 2008 Jolivet Attitude Sauvignon Blanc. It clocked in at 12% alcohol by volume, had a real cork closure, and retails for $18.  Of the wines, I’d rank this as my favorite of the evening. We finished it up that night, while the rest served us for the rest of the week!

On the nose I found grass, pink grapefruit, gooseberries, citrus, spice, flowers, and apple.  In the mouth I got flavors of gooseberry, lemon, tons of citrus, and grass.  Overall, I’d tag this wine as tart, spicy, and tangy with racy acidity.  At SRP of $17.99 it’s a bit more than I tend to pay for Sauvignon Blanc, but it seemed to offer something different and a bit more complex than the $10 Sauvignon Blancs I usually pick up.  I also bet you might be able to find it on sale, making it well worth the price.