Tonight’s wine is a 2009 Voss Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc, and we liked it just fine and would buy it again. Didn’t blow us away thought.
“The Voss Sauvignon Blanc developed beautifully during the warm summer days and typically cool evenings. We harvested for maturation over two nights in early September with the various vineyard blocks giving us a breadth of fruit profile. Our pre dawn harvesting, when the fruit is at its coldest, helps to retain the vibrant Sauvignon Blanc aromas and flavors. Coupling this with holding the fruit on the skins for 24 hours before pressing results in very intense fruit flavors from our Rutherford vineyard. The juice was fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks over three weeks with selected yeasts that further enhanced the flavors. As in 2010, in 2011 we again experimented with a small portion of the wine fermented in neutral oak barrels (a two new oak barrels), about 10% of the total volume, to add additional mouth feel and texture to the wine. The wine was bottled on March 3rd 2012, using the ‘Stelvin’ closure.”
The description tells me we’ll try the 2010 & 2011 too. Still, we did enjoy this wine and it keeps well in the refrigerator for a few days. The label also says it, “…exhibits classic varietal characteristics of lemon and grapefruit with a hint of pineapple.” I didn’t taste the lemon, but the rest is dead on. Also, this wine is not acidic, a plus.
This is a good one to just sip on the deck in between cooking dinner. It also went well with a light dinner of smoked sausage, corn on the cob and cantaloupe. You gotta give credit to a wine you can drink with that combo.
My hubby and I both give it a 3 out of 5.