Sonoma County, CA; 14.1% ABV
Produced and bottled by Sonoma-Loeb Wines, St. Helena, CA
$6 at the Richmond, CA, store on 11 Dec
I was attracted to this bottle by the nice label and its appearance of being from a winery, not a negociant. It is indeed quite good.
The wine tastes of yellow melon, lemon, sweet yellow lime, and a little gooseberry, with a nice minerality. While the fruit is pleasantly ripe, there is still plenty of acid, just short of what I’d call “crisp,” and a little balancing grape skin bitterness. For a fairly substantial Sauvignon Blanc, the wine is actually rather elegant and somewhat delicate, probably better drunk on its own, or maybe with white fish. Anyway, this is a good wine for the price.
The next day, the wine is more smoothed out, more fruity and less minerally, still nicely elegant, complex, and slightly delicate.