Varietal:Â 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Â Monterey & Russian River Valley, California – USA
Cost: Â $10 (SRP)
Winemaker’s Notes: Â Vibrant on the nose with notes of lemon grass, mowed hay, and a touch of jalepeno, this wine awakens the senses before the first sip. Lively, exotic flavors of passion fruit and kiwi are quenching and delightful, with a touch of softness in the mid palate. Mouthwatering gooseberry and lime finish clean and bright, and ready for another sip. Pairs well with a wide range of appetizers and light dishes, especially fish and shellfish, spring greens, goat cheese, and fruit salsas.
My Review: Â I seem to be on something of a Sauvignon Blanc kick lately. Oh well, c’est la vie. This time our Sauvignon Blanc is from right here in the United States, courtesy of Bogle Vineyards and a media pack they were kind enough to send out. I’d tried some Bogle recently courtesy of my Thumbs Up Winefinder App, and was interested to try some of their whites, given that I found the 2010 Essential Red to be a great value.
In the glass the wine showed slashes of green through the pale yellow, and on the nose I picked up lemon and jalepeno. In the mouth the wine was nice and crisp, with a nice clean finish. Paired with a dinner of Korean Chicken Lettuce Wraps from our Blue Apron membership the wine was a perfect pairing, with the lighter dinner demanding a light, crisp wine.
I’ll be the first to admit that I can be hit or miss on Sauvignon Blanc from California as I am partial to the typically bolder flavors of the varietal from South America. That being said, the 2012 Bogle Sauvignon Blanc is a great value wine, easily providing more than $10 in value, and making it an easy choice for that weekday sipper or for when you want a nice versatile wine for parties as we enter the holiday season.
Editor’s Note: I received this wine as a free sample for review.