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