Franciscan Estate Sauvignon Blanc, Napa Valley, 2010
Date Tasted: 04/03/12
Price: Suggested retail price is $17.00
From the Winery: 13% alcohol, 100% Sauvignon Blanc, 100% stainless steel tank, 50% skin contact, 6,309 cases produced
Impressions/Notes: An excellent Sauvignon Blanc with ripe citrus notes and a bit of herbaceousness. For those who like their Sauv. Blanc “sans oak”, this wine is a perfect example of letting the fruit speak for itself. For those who like a bit of oak, try this wine anyway, it won’t disappoint!
Chateau Ste. Michelle Gewurztraminer, Columbia Valley, 2010
Date Tasted: 04/01/12
Price: Retails for $9.00
From the Winery: 12% alcohol, 94% Gewurztraminer/4% Muscat Canelli/ 2% Riesling.
Impressions/Notes: I believe that I’ve purchased more bottles of this wine in the last 6 months than any other. Why? It’s good, it’s cheap, and it’s a smashing value! Enticing floral aromas, with ripe nectarine, honey, and generous sweetness in the mouth with a dab of acid. I just purchased another bottle for $6.99!