100% Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County, California.
SRP of $10 and available for as low as $8. Sample received courtesy Benson Marketing for review purposes.
From the bottle:
“The North Coast of the California wine growing region is located on the 39th parallel. Many of the great wine growing regions of the world are found along this line. The North Coast features some of the best conditions for producing some of the finest wine harvests.
“With neighbors like Napa and Sonoma Counties, Lake County grapes are perfect for my style of Sauvignon Blanc. Enjoy layers of lemon and orange citrus flavors, well-balanced acidity with a clean long finish. Discover Lake County like I did. — Salut!” Bob Broman, winemaker
Lake County, which is east of Mendocino County and north of Napa Valley in California, is an up-and-coming wine region that is best known for Sauvignon Blanc. These emerging wine regions can be great options for Reverse Wine Snobs! Since they are not yet well known, but producing excellent wines, you can often find some great bargains. Today’s wine comes from Line 39, who also makes an excellent Petite Sirah we reviewed a couple weeks ago.
The 2010 Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc Lake County certainly smells like Sauvignon Blanc, with grapefruit and other citrus and a bit of grassiness. Tasting the wine shows good, creamy flavors of citrus, grapefruit and tropical fruit with a kind of stony minerality underneath. It ends with lots of lemon/lime on the long finish. Really just a delightfully good Sauvignon Blanc for about eight bucks!