This wine blog contains my amateur reviews of wines that I have tried from around the world. Many of the reviews are based on a single bottle, which may or may not truly represent the wine. I welcome all comments. Cheers! Zum Wohl! Prost! Salud!
Friday, April 29, 2011
Hall Sauvignon Blanc 2009
Many people head to New Zealand, South Africa or Chile for Sauvignon Blanc but I am here to tell you that there are great Sauvignon Blancs in our back yard - Yountville (Napa), CA. The Sauvignon Blanc grape is a green skinned grape that was originally from the Bordeaux region of France. The 2009 Hall Sauvignon Blanc is a powerful medium-bodied dry white wine that starts with a rich and powerful nose of grapefruit, along with some lemon and kiwi and touch of vanilla. This refreshing and fruit forward wine has a nice crisp acidity with long lasting flavors of peach and lemon to start, some bosc pear in the middle and then a little heat on the back end. This is a very enjoyable wine. We served it with a chicken and seafood paella and it was a perfect compliment. Wine & Spirits Magazine gave the Hall Sauvignon Blanc 2009 a 91 point rating. I would definitely agree with this rating. It retails for $22, which is a little high but worth it. Give this a try. Another very nice Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford, CA is the Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2008 (review posted October 13, 2009).