Welcome to Vine to Wine this is your host Linda Moran, and as many of you know my new favorite wine is usually the wine that is in my glass at the time. Today we address my new favorite Sauvignon Blanc.
Earlier this week we discussed the white wine Sauvignon Blanc and how it has such a vast array of styles as it is a somewhat versatile grape. Last year at Kestrel Vineyards I tasted a Sauvignon Blanc which I really liked and on a recent visit to the winery I purchased it. Now, a year later, the wine has definitely come to be and even finer example of Sauvignon Blanc. It is delicious with an aroma and flavor profile very similar to a New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc. Kestrel's winemaker, Flint Nelson, found what he believes to be the best vineyard for Sauvignon Blanc in the Northwest.
The Smith-Cerne Vineyard is located beneath a ridge, nestled in a forest of Ponderosa
Pine and scrub oak, just south of The Dalles in Oregon. He says he chose this cooler sight because he wanted to try his hand at making a Southern Hemisphere style Sauvignon Blanc. And I say job well done. He certainly accomplish his goal with this delightful crisp dry and medium light to body white wine. The fragrances of pink grapefruit and a touch of tropical fruit are kept from becoming cloying by the mineral and ever so slight grassiness of the wine. It is in short supply do not wait for the summer to buy it – it won't be there. Remember to send your wine questions to Linda at vine to wine dot net and thank you for joining me on today's Vine to Wine.