from Barnardt Boyes International
W.O. Western Cape, South Africa; 12.5% ABV; screw cap
$4 at the Richmond, CA, store on 1 July
A Pinotage and a Cabernet-Shiraz blend from Le Noe also appeared at the same time as this Sauvignon Blanc. However, I already had enough reds in my basket, and could only justify getting this white. I recalled liking another South African SB, so it wasn’t a huge compromise. This one is pretty good, too.
The wine Immediately gives ripe flavors of gooseberry, yellow apple / golden kiwi, and green lime, a little fresh grass and a slight minerality, and a nicely acid finish. It strikes me as being sort of between New Zealand and Californian in style, with some tropical fruit that’s not in either.
The next day, the second half of the bottle was still quite yummy. It’s not extraordinary, but it is pretty darn good.