In a word, wow! Years ago, I had the Snowden Sauvignon Blanc and remembered really liking it, but it’s been a while since I bought it. During my recent interview with Diana Snowden, she convinced me to try it again. Last night, sitting on the patio and watching the dog chase the bugs in the yard, I did just that.
I was blown away by how vibrant, lively and precise the flavors and aromas were in this wine. In the glass, the estate grown 2010 Snowden Sunninghill Sauvignon Blanc is a medium gold color with intense, attractive aromas of lemon, lemon grass, white peach, minerals and stones. In the mouth, it’s crisp, lively and refreshing with nectarine, citrus and mineral flavors that are focused like a laser. The wine is viscous and almost full bodied. Aged in a combination of french oak and stainless steel, but there’s no trace of the oak at all in the finished wine. This is the best CA Sauvignon Blanc I’ve ever tasted. Admittedly, I don’t drink a lot of white wines, but it would be worth having a case of this around each year to get through the summer. Absolutely delicious. 93 points. $20 direct from the winery. Only 88 cases produced.
|2010 Snowden Sunninghill Sauvignon Blanc
July 25, 2012