Monday, August 16, 2010
Oberon Sauvignon Blanc 2009 Napa Valley sponosred review by (PB)
Sent to us from the good folks at Folio Wines, this wine is nearly clear on presentation with nice aromas of grassy lime with a touch of guava fruit and lime.
Palate--Rather austere yet well constructed with a tart acidity of lime and mouth watering acidity that should be great with our lobster dinner I'll serve it with later this evening. It ends with a really nice, long substantial finish that suggests sweet fruit without being sweet. This wine runs $15 and is both a solid example of the varietal and should be a great food wine.
This wine improves (opens up) with a little air time. And yes, white wine "can" improve with breathing though it is not as pronounced nor as regular as it is with red wines.)
There are numerous styles of S. Blanc ranging from all over the world. My favorites happen to come from New Zealand, Australia, America and of course France. Wherever your palate leads you--raise a glass!
Posted by PB at 5:27 PM