2010 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample from the PR folks for the brand.

Although our weather is turning a little cooler here, I’m still tossing plenty of white wines into the mix. Even at only 80 today the humidity is a bear. Hunting in the basement I went for the 2010 Napa Cellars Sauvignon Blanc. I haven’t previously had any wine from this producer, so I was eager to give it a shot. The wine had a screw cap and clocked in at 14.1% alcohol by volume.

Four takeaways from this wine:

1.) I loved the nose.

2.) On the palate I found it to be a bit too “fat.” I didn’t think it had quite enough acidity to hold all the tropical fruits in check.

3.) Chill it really well and have it with some sharp cheeses and the fattiness is curbed a bit.

4.) I’m still more a fan of Sauvignon Blanc from other regions over Napa.

On the nose I found melon, pear, orange cream, pineapple, and other tropical notes. The nose was quite aromatic and I really enjoyed sniffing it.  The palate was simpler, with more grapefruit and guava notes and some pineapple and other tropical notes.