RoxyAnn Winery 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

Rogue Valley, (southern) OR; 14.1%
$6 at the Richmond, CA, store on 20 June

RoxyAnn_2014_SauvBlancThe label and color of this wine looked very nice, and I was intrigued by its southern Oregon appellation.  It’s pretty tasty, but like another Rogue Valley Sauvignon Blanc we’ve seen, the main thing about it is the acid.

The wine has a very pleasant nose, and shows smooth, elegant, lower-intensity flavors of lemon / yellow grapefruit, light lime, less ripe pear / nectarine, with crisp acid, a slight minerality and grapeskin bitterness.  Moderating the acid somewhat is a slight viscosity to the texture.  I didn’t find it extremely exciting, but it’s a tasty and well made wine, especially in the warm weather we’ve been having.

I liked this wine a little better the next day, when the fruit came forward and integrated with the acid, making the acid more juicy.

3 thoughts on “RoxyAnn Winery 2014 Sauvignon Blanc

  1. Seedboy

    Thanks for reviewing that wine. I’ve been looking at it but not picking it up. I’ve recently been given a sample bottle of the Ballard Lane 2013 Central Coast SB, $3.99. This screwcap finished wine is Californian in style with nice green melon and citrus flavors, not much herb, good balance. I’ve also picked up a Haus Creek Napa Valley Cuvee 2014 that tastes like SB but lists no varieties, and the winery website says the 2013 is mostly Chenin Blanc. I liked it but frankly don’t remember much what it tastes like other than it did seem like it was mostly SB.

    1. BargainWhine Post author

      Thanks for your impression of the Ballard Lane Sauvignon Blanc. It has been selling well at the Richmond store, but its golden yellow color has made me expect it would be too ripe for my taste.


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