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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Gary Farrell Redwood Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - A Magical Mouthfeel

Gary Farrell Redwood Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2011 - A Magical Mouthfeel
Just a penny under our limit, but well worth it for the amazing texture of this wine!

100% Sauvignon Blanc from Sonoma County, California.

SRP of $25 and available for $19.99. Sample submitted for review.

From the winery:
"The Sauvignon Blanc shows a straw to pale gold color with light intensity and bright clarity in appearance. The nose shows medium plus intensity with a youthful development and aromas of lychee, pineapple, candied banana, melon and gooseberry. The palate is dry with medium plus acidity, body, flavor intensity and length, showing additional notes of grapefruit, green apple and honey. The lively, refreshing acidity and expressive fresh fruit in this wine should complement a variety of seafood dishes, as well as fresh salads and rich cheeses. This Sauvignon Blanc pairs beautifully with shellfish, especially Dungeness crab.

14.1% Alcohol"
Sauvignon Blanc is one of the most popular white varieties, and it is grown all over the world. From New Zealand to Chile to France to South Africa to California and all points in between, there are delicious examples of this variety being produced. And today's wine from California ranks right up there with the best that I've tried.

The 2011 Gary Farrell Redwood Ranch Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc begins with very pleasant aromas of apricot, grapefruit and lime. It's quite an enticing bouquet but the magic really happens in your mouth. Tasting the wine reveals an amazing rich and lively texture featuring flavors of grapefruit and other tropical fruit, pear, a hint of grass and even a little spice. There's also a wonderful underlying minerality. This wine spends a short period in oak which softens the fruit a bit and adds a nice roundness. The long finish features lemon, mango and a hint of vanilla at the very end. Excellent on its own or easily capable of complementing a wide variety of foods, this is a wine you need to try!

See a listing of local retailers selling this wine here.

Taste Rating: 9              Cost Rating: 1
Overall Rating: 7.0


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