Oh yummy!

*Disclaimer: I received this wine as a sample.

I originally tasted this wine for a Taste Live event late last year, but the kind folks at Benziger sent 2 bottles in case something was off with one. So I stuck the 2nd bottle into the pile ‘o wine (aka my basement) and figured I’d get to enjoy it at a future date. And enjoy it we did.  I’ve actually had the Benziger Sauvignon Blanc many times in the past as it’s one of my “go to” wines at restaurants.  Tonight we guzzled the 2010 Benziger Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County. It clocks in at 13.5% alcohol by volume, has a real cork closure, and retails for $25.

Four takeaways from this wine:

1.) Pair it with a creamy dish.

2.) Or an afternoon spent rocking on your porch.

3.) Lots of acidity and clean crisp fruits make this ideal for the 80 degree day we are experiencing today.

4.) This wine disappeared really quickly at my house. I don’t think I got my fair share!

On the nose I got grass, lemongrass, lemon, melon, and slight green pepper. In the mouth I found white peach, melon, lemon, grass, and herbs.  The wine had a great grassy note on the nose and mouth and fantastic acidity.

 

 

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