Saturday, February 11, 2006

White Oak Sauvignon Blanc 2004 wine review by (PB)

Back to my wine trip (Belfast, Maine) blogged previously—

This was the second wine recommended to me by Martin Gottlieb at the wine store perplexingly called, “The Clown.” It comes from the Russian River Valley of Sonoma and if you didn’t know better would swear it was one of New Zealand’s stellar creations.

It is a very pale straw on the pour with a huge bouquet of fragrant pears and the trademark grassiness that sets off the S. Blanc grape in it’s classic form. This is classic!

The nose is just remarkably big with more of the same aromas and a sweetness that would rival a desert wine. Before tasting, this was a bit of a concern as I presumed-- based on this great nose--it would be SWEET. But oh baby… This wine is NOT sweet and has great acidity pushing the fruity flavor throughout. It has nice mouth feel and finishes with still more pears and pleasantness. This is another great recommendation from the shop’s proprietor. At $15, this wine makes our recommended wine list so raise a glass and just say, AHHHHHHH!

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