Celebrate First Day of Summer with Sauvignon Blanc Day!

Thursday, June 21, 2012 raise a glass of Sauvignon Blanc and celebrate SUMMER on Sauvignon Blanc Day!

My friend NYJane is here with me and we’re celebrating the day with a Gary Farrell 2010 Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma. It’s a very light cool pale yellow, with a slight effervescence that disapates as the bottle is open. It’s fresh, crisp, refreshing acidity: and I gotta say that was  a LONG week of summer school I just had and this wine is readying me for the weekend!

It’s perfect for enjoying with conversation with an old friend, slowing me down after the busy pace of the week.

On the nose,  we found fuji apple, floral, some citrus, especially lime. On the palate, we enjoyed white peaches, fuji apple, pear, grass; it’s clean and sprightly.

Overall this wine is subtle and nuanced for a sauvignon blanc, which could be attributed to the short time it spent in oak. At $25 and with this complexity, it’s not a quaffer, although you could down it if you wanted or needed! It has a screwtop, and it’s 14.1% alcohol. Just over 1500 cases were produced.

We’d love to pair this wine with ceasar salad, a chicken salad or even a tuna salad; I’m sad we ate all the oysters Tuesday night! It would be nice for lunch but has enough complexity and body for dinnertime.

There is so much more that I want to say about this wine and this winery– I have never tasted one of their wines before and I certainly love this one! It makes me curious what their winemaker Theresa Heredia is doing with their pinot noir. I feel another blog post coming on!

Want to know what else people are drinking and saying about Sauvignon Blanc? Organizers suggest you can “search for conversations on Twitter mentioning #SauvBlanc to follow what others are drinking and what they have to say about it. By adding #SauvBlanc in your own posts, you are joining a global tasting of this spectacular varietal. Want more information about Sauvignon Blanc in general? What Wikipedia says.

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