It is officially summer on Long Island and that means you will find Sauvignon Blanc or Rose in my glass. You might see me squeeze in a Cabernet Franc here and or a Chardonnay there, but it all depends on my mood.
When Edward Lovaas, Pindar Vineyards assistant winemaker arrived from California, Long Island Wine Country wondered what Edward would bring to the North Fork from his Mendocino roots. No matter what he brought to his wines, he wanted to make sure that they had “impeccable balance“.
This Pindar Vineyards 2010 Sauvignon Blanc ($13) is any sign of what Edward will be doing in the cellar, Pindar Vineyards has nice things to look forward to. This Sauvignon Blanc is like no other I have tasted in a while.
On the nose you pick up this enticing musky aroma with hints of gooseberry, grapefruit and citrus. Notes of sweet basil, grass honeydew melon, peach and cut grass also evolve.
When tasted the palate brings the aroma’s full circle with more grapefruit and citrus with hints of gooseberry, fresh herbs and a hit of salinity.
Bright clean acidity is shows with a lush mouthfeel and a richness that shows great balance.
A delicious finish of fresh melon, grapefruit and fresh herbs carry this wine. It brings you back for more.
This Sauvignon Blanc is a tremendous value at $13. It has shown well at dinner parties in my house and will continue to be on my table through out the summer.
Sláinte!*I received this bottle as a sample from the vineyard