Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Winey Tasting Notes: Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc for International Sauvignon Blanc Day, 2012

Sauvignon Blanc
I know that it sometimes it seems like there's a day for every little thing under the sun. In the month of June alone, you can celebrate National Yo Yo Day (June 6),  National Bubba Day (no I don't know and don't want to know what it means but it's on June 2), National Name Your Poison Day (see above comments about meaning, June 8), National Sewing Machine Day (June 13), or National Panic Day (which is the same day as National Splurge Day on June 18...not sure if there is a correlation there or not). This in addition to the more traditional June holidays such as Father's Day (17th), Flag Day (14th) and the First Day of Summer (20th).

But, for us Winey minded types, you can also celebrate International Sauvignon Blanc Day on June 21st (same day as Go Skate Day, but I really don't think you should celebrate both at the same time, okay?). And who doesn't think of a lively, crisp Sauvignon Blanc when the summer months hit?

So, in honor of the upcoming holiday, I decided to try a new Sauvignon Blanc. I found Edna Valley Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc (2010, 14.3%, San Luis Obispo, CA) featured on the shelf of my local grocery store and since they rarely steer me wrong in their amazing wine department, I decided to give it a sip or two. So glad I did!

The wine is a golden yellow color with aromas of pink grapefruit and lime. It tastes of grapefruit, lime with a hint of green grass. There was something else in there and it took me a bit to figure it out, but it was basil. A touch of the Mediterranean in the midst of all that tart acidity - wow! This is a fully bodied wine, so the finish lingers on and on - crisp and lively.

This is everything you want and expect in a Sauvignon Blanc. The crispness, the fruit, the summertime tastes! I also used it to to make an awesome (self proclaimed)  risotto for dinner that evening. And I might also add that this wine was wonderful enough to get me through an entire weekend with a sick teenager who pretty much set the land speed record for going through boxes of tissue and reruns of "Pretty Little Liars". If that isn't a ringing endorsement, I just don't know what you want from your wine.

So get out there and get ready for International Sauvignon Blanc Day 2012. You have two days and I want reports!


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  1. Thank you for the advance notice.
    I will be sure to pick up something for the occasion.
    As I always say, we need more wine holidays like this!

  2. Always happy to help! Wine holidays are the best aren't they?


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