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Honig Rutherford Napa Valley Reserve Sauvignon Blanc 2014


Recommendation: A respectable “New World” Sauvignon Blanc that I would buy again.

Winery/Producer: Honig Vineyard and Winery; Rutherford, California.

Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc blend: 85% Sauvignon Blanc, 10% Semillon and 2% Muscat.

Geographic Region, Appellation: Napa Valley, California.

Vintage: 2014

Price: $21.95

Purchased From: Woodland Hills Wine Company; Woodland Hills, California.

Paired With: Broiled sardines with lemon and rosemary, grilled eggplant with cucumber/mint sauce, potato salad with tomatoes, green peppers and dressed with oil & vinegar.

Tasting:

    He said: Chilled before drinking. Clear, pale yellow-green color. Lots of citrus, goose berry and hints of orange blossom in the aroma. Smooth with a touch of creaminess and medium-body; light citrus, melon and tropical fruit flavors follow through to the very end of a dry, slightly tart grapefruit finish. Not an overly crisp Sauvignon Blanc, but it had good acidity, a great bouquet and delicious flavors that even provided a citrus aftertaste. EXCELLENT pairing with the sardines and good sipping alone. In the end it was a respectable “New World” Sauvignon Blanc that I would buy again.

    She said: Clear, lemon yellow color. Mild citrus aroma that intensified in the mouth with
    emerging grapefruit flavors that was accompanied by a smooth slightly creamy mouth feel. The finish was moderately long and flavorful with a touch of bitterness. It went well with sardines that were cooked with lemon and paired equally as well with the potato salad that was also slightly acidic. The addition of lemon juice to the cucumber sauce would have enhanced that preparing. At $22 it was out of our bargain category, but it was good and I would recommend it.

Honig vineyard in the Napa Valley

Comments: Learn more about the Honig vineyard and winery.

Alcohol: 14.1%

UPC Code: 0 83837 01500 3

Imported by: NA

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