Basic info: Longboard Vineyards North Coast Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma, CA – 2017
Price estimate: $24
Look: Very, very pale. Almost no color, but a little green tint in the right light
Smell: Pine, pineapple, thyme, rosemary
Taste: Round wine with tastes of pineapple, coconut, fresh herbs, a touch of vanilla and oak (but not much – really a hint), grapefruit, lemon and orange flower. Very long finish.
Conclusions: This is an Oh My Goodness wine. It is probably the best Sauvignon Blanc I’ve ever had. I don’t tend to drink Sauvignon Blanc but this wine is making me rethink that, especially for summer. Super smooth and totally enjoyable this is a great wine for sipping. I may need to get more of this.
Other notes: Both Bob and I were super excited to try this one after I heard the wine maker on a podcast I listen to and while I expected it to be good, I didn’t expect it to be this good. This was not the sharp, acidic grapefruit-y Sauvignon Blanc that you might expect. It’s soft and flavorful and just so good. We both had a second glass (Bob actually went with the wine instead of beer after he tasted it so that tells you something right there) and lingered over it. I kept smelling and tasting the wine because every time I did I just smiled.
From the bottle: “Wine, Waves and Soul” 13.5% alcohol by volume.