Oak Leaf Sauvignon Blanc

Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: California – USA
Cost: $3

Light color with citrus flavors and a slightly acidic finish.  Pair with seafood, poultry, or light appetizer style food.

Recommendations: If you’re not familiar with Oak Leaf wine it’s because you haven’t looked at the wine section of a Wal-Mart.  Oak Leaf is their house brand of wine, and is offering an expanding selection of wine, including Sauvignon Blanc and Shiraz.

This particular Sauvignon Blanc is pretty much what you would expect from a $3 wine.  It’s light and fairly crisp, but is honestly more reminiscent of a Pinot Grigio than a Sauvignon Blanc, but that could be my own bias as I prefer South American Sauvignon Blanc to those made in the US.

My wife and I paired this with a snack lunch of cheese, crackers, hummus, and crab puffs, and while it certainly did the job, I can’t say that I wouldn’t have preferred something better.

If you’re looking for a budget Sauvignon Blanc, this isn’t terrible, but the budget Sauvignon Blanc offered by Trader Joe’s is better for the same price.  Pass on this unless you’re really looking for a budget deal.

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A wine lover for as long as I can remember, I hope that my thoughts on wine can help others to make decisions on what they should drink as well.

1 Comment

  1. I can’t believe I haven’t read your blog until now…very nice! 🙂 I am wondering if you have tried this wine I had last nite. It was Alice White Shiraz. I’m not sure where it came from…I have a feeling someone brought it to us as some sort of gift. Have you tried it? If not, I’d be interested to hear your thoughts on it. No clue how much it costs, I think it’s most likely pretty cheap. Let me know your thoughts…I won’t share mine yet!

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