Special Wine Review: Married Couple Tasting of California Sauvignon Blanc

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Since the spring season is among us, I decided that I wanted to do a tasting of some varietals I am looking forward to sipping during the warm months.  I chose to start with Sauvignon Blanc.  I selected three wines, each from the vintage 2013, and all from different California wine regions.  I asked my Partner-In-Wine to join in the fun.

Name: Hanna
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2013
Alcohol: 13.2%
Appellation: Russian River Valley
My Aromas and Flavors Review: Pineapple, green apple, grapefruit, juicy, crisp citrus, melon
Hubby’s Aromas and Flavors Review: Very fruity, crisp, very good

Name: LangeTwins
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc (Musque Clone)
Alcohol: 13.2%
Appellation: Lodi
My Aromas and Flavors Review: Citrus, melon, nice warm day sipper
Hubby’s Aromas and Flavors Review: Soft, fruity tones, elegant

Name: Markham Vineyards
Varietal: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
Vintage: 2013
Alcohol: 13.8%
Appellation: Napa Valley
My Aromas and Flavors Review: Very fruity, tropical, melon, crisp, floral, grapefruit
Hubby’s Aromas and Flavors Review: Clean, fresh, powerful, very fruity

Although  I enjoyed them all, my #1 pick was the Markham Vineyards.  The flavors just seemed to burst from the glass.  Hubby’s #1 pick was the Hanna.  I have since returned to Nugget Market to replace our very quickly emptied bottles.  All of the wines were fabulously priced under $20.

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