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03 Jul 2009 2007 Boeger Sauvignon Blanc, El Dorado
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clear, light+ gold core transitioning to water-white rim

medium intensity aromas of grapefruit, gooseberry, freshly cut grass

high acidity; medium body; medium intensity flavors of grapefruit, green apple, gooseberry and mild freshly cut grass; long length.  The wine is a between a New Zealand Sauv. Blanc and a Napa Valley Sauv. Blanc in style; the wine is an easy quaffer best served with a chill.  The acidity is a big sharp on the finish.

The wine is an average to good depending on the retail price point purchased at.  The wine is more refined that you might expect from a sauvignon blanc from the Sierra foothills.

16 Dec 2008 2006 Chateau Reynon, Sauvignon Vieilles Vignes, Bordeaux

Appearance: bright, medium- gold core transitioning to a water-white rim

Nose: clean, Medium+ intensity with aromas of: lemon grass, lemon, cataloupe, melon, lime, cut grass, grapefruit

Palate: Acidity – High; Alcohol – Medium; Concentration – Medium+; Flavor intensity – Medium+; Length – long; Flavors: minerality, lemon grass, lemon/lime, cut grass, cataloupe melon and grapefruit.  Note: the wine has a very nice mouth-coating texture with great flavors

Quality: Price: mid-price; Quality: Excellent; Drink now but will hold for 2 to 4 years.  The aroma/flavor intensity, length and excellent overall balance makes this an excellent quality wine.

I served this wine at the 5th Annual Glover Gala to be paired with a butternut squash soup with browned butter as well as a lovely salad course.  The wine was highly enjoyed by all of my guests (39 people can not be wrong).   I can very highly recommend this wine especially at a price point of $13 / bottle at K and L Wines (klwines.com).  The blend of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillion is fantastic!