Holman Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (Carmel Valley) [Sponsored wine review] by (PB)
Pale green with aromas of solid Sauvignon grassiness with touches of Granny Smith apples and nice notes of vanilla.
Palate--Tart first impression with razor sharp acidity. Subdued melon, grapefruit and very tart green apple finishing with a hint of vanilla a touch of bitters and more light apple.
This is a typical Sauvignon Blanc that will cleanse your pallet of any sort of pallet clinging fat, butter or grease produced from grapes from the Carmel Valley.
I love really acidic whites but even for my preference this one is a bit over blown eclipsing the essence of the fruit that is there.
At the $20 price point this is inflated from the more balanced and finessed S. Blancs for the half the price.