Joel DeLaunay Touuraine Sauvignon Blanc

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Varietal:  Sauvignon Blanc
Region:  France
Cost:  $13.99

Pale straw coloring and a nose of citrus that is matched only by the flavors.  Heavy flavors of lime with a crisp finish.

Recommendation:  I had picked this bottle at a local wine shop as it was their “wine of the week” and I’m alwasy in the market for a good Sauvignon Blanc.  My wife and I paired this wine with a dinner of grilled chicken over salad, and it’s a good thing that the wine was as light and citrusy as it was, because I may have over-seasoned the chicken.

The aromas and flavors of lime were almost overpowering at first, and caught me off guard at first as I was expecting more grapefruit.  I’m not sure if the heavy flavors of lime are indicative of Sauvignon Blanc from France or just this particular vineyard, but it was certainly unexpected, but still very good.  The crisp finish of the wine was refreshing, as I’ve come to expect from Sauvignon Blanc, and was the perfect compliment to my (over) seasoned chicken and salad dinner.

If you prefer grapefruit flavors in your Sauvignon Blanc, this won’t be what you’re looking for, but if you’re looking for a crisp white wine with lots of citrus, this is a great buy and I would recommend it.

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