100% Sauvignon Blanc. SRP of $11 but widely available for $10.
Sample received courtesy The Hess Collection for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“For our Hess Select Sauvignon Blanc, California’s North Coast vineyards deliver flavors of pear, lychee, verbena and lime, balanced by aromas of citrus, freshly mown grass and flinty mineral notes. We work exclusively with family growers who farm sustainably, part of our commitment to nurture the land we celebrate.
This is the third Hess Select wine we’ve reviewed. (Previously: 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon and 2009 Chardonnay). We liked the other two wines very much, but can this Sauvignon Blanc keep the winning streak alive?
The 2010 Hess Select North Coast Sauvignon Blanc begins with aromas of gooseberry, melon, guava, and a little bit of wood. The wine tastes of tropical and citrus fruits, predominantly guava, grapefruit, and a healthy dose of lemon/lime cola. The lemon/lime shines through on the nice medium-long finish. This is just a really nice Sauvignon Blanc that should have wide appeal. The wine held up just fine on day 2.
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Overall Rating: 7.3
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