Good Morning Gentle Readers,
TWC doesn't do many white wine reviews, but Shelley Walker came by and she needed some assurance that she was safe. You're not likely to find much white wine here at Casa de las Rocas Grandes, but I scrounged up a dust laden bottle of Frei Brothers Sauvignon Blanc from the bottom shelf of the rack. Why does she now fell safe, Gentle Reader? Repeat after me, Brothers and Sisters......
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Before she married that cheatin', tattooed biker dude, I would end with: except Sandra Bullock's. But were done now.
Shelley liked the Sauvignon Blanc and we whipped up some sauteed mushrooms with what she didn't drink.
Crisp and light with grapefruit and citrus plus a little melon. I asked what kind of melon and she responded that it certainly wasn't watermelon.
With foggy, damp mornings and warm, sunny days, the Russian River Valley provides and ideal climate for Sauvignon Blanc grapes.
Sidebar: Though TWC is loath to bring it to your attention, Gentle Reader, some two centuries back, Sauvignon Blanc was wedded to Cabernet Franc and the joyful result of that marriage was Cabernet Sauvignon, the crown jewel of wine.
Parker bestowed 90 points......
The outstanding 2007 Sauvignon Blanc is about as good as this varietal can be. Flinty fig, melon, and honeyed grapefruit aromas and flavors emerge from this tank-fermented and aged 2007. This medium-bodied, refreshing white is not put through malolactic, which provides additional crispness.
Tasty as this wine is, you need to step on it and pick some up now, as Sauvignon Blanc is not a wine for the cellar. You'll find it from $10.00-$16.00.
Note: TWC reviewed the wine last year and it is still holding up well.
Serve it with grilled shrimp marinated in spicy lime sauce.
Image appears courtesy of E&J Gallo