Terroir 95470, 2010 Redwood Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Found a bottle of this in a mixed three pack that must have been shipped by tortoise, and it just arrived today. As this was not an expected shipment with the other two cases that arrived today, fortunately the local staff called me up to let me know the contents. Wait, a what? A 95470! That's on sale now! Can you chill it down for me?
Late night of work had me picking it up at 18:30. I could say PnP, but it's a screw top, and lo, some glasses appeared. We must have looked quite strange, hanging out in a strip mall with stemware sipping wine. A couple of passer byes actually joined us and shared the other side of the glass. Yes, we're in SoCal and do these things.
No in-depth comments from them, just a "gee, that's really nice" from one lady in one of those mini-SUV's. Another commented she liked it as well.
I kinda feel like a shock jock asking passer-byes if they know who the SecDef is, and hey tell me Jay-Z or some such rot…
I'm finding I enjoy SB, in it's varied styles, but still can't deal with grapefruit bombs; not here. A bit too chilled at first, this had a floral/tropical fruit/citrus nose. As it warmed, a bit of grapefruit and grass showed through. Totally dry, crisp and tart. Again, it started out a bit too chilled, and that seemed to accentuate a minerality that diminished as it warmed. Also as it warmed, it began to fill the mouth better. It almost seems like one can distinguish fruit fermented in stainless, and that in wood, a nice blending, but the Vio and Chard only add subtle hints, and for me it was difficult to pick out individual characteristics I associate with either of them alone or in higher percentage blends.
At home with supper of angle hair pasta, veggies, mushrooms shrimp and sausage with shaved Parmigiano Reggiano, this proved also to be very food friendly. That would be that tart acid. Very nice pairing, and quite unplanned.
Oh, those other comments as we strolled the strip mall consuming as an apéritif?
Jeremy:Fruity and floral on the nose... almost reserved at first, hiding some of the complex combinations of the fruit up front that quickly fades into a short, dry finish. As the temp rises, the citrus becomes more apparent with notes of grapefruit, and green apple. A great wine for a light meal pairing or alone as an everyday drink.
His mom, upon asking for her comments: "Nope, I don't know enough about it to say anything other than it's good!"
She's graduating from that white stuff we don't talk about.
SWMBO: frown. This doesn't taste right. Duh! You just ate some cantaloupe...
Nice bottle, difficult to compare to the Chance Creek we had a few weeks ago. They are both white, and SB, but that's about it.
I'll try to add comments yet this evening, west coast evening that is.
 at ~+1 hour or so, with Creminelli Wild Boar and Vella dry jack. This too is working well. Rounder mouth, but the tartness and acid are holding up well. Many personalities to this SB.