3.20.2010

2008 Charles Krug Peter Mondavi Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc: Silky, gentle, light on nose, peach flavor

march 20, 2010: victoria said the nose on this californian is lightly sweet but nowhere as aromatic as many other new zealand sauvignon blanc we've had. the color is golden, the texture silky with minor acidity. the flavor is somewhat sweet, with peach and lemon overtones, but it has a short finish. not much grapefruit flavor to this wine. greg might like it. it's a light, gentle, contained wine that's very easy to drink and has few rough spots. 13.7 percent alcohol. purchased at winetree for $17.99.

UPDATE: greg and victoria shared the rest of this bottle on march 21. we paired it with a salad mixed with a mustard vinaigrette and goat cheese. greg said the nose was more in line with traditional sauvignon blanc, with minor grapefruityness to the flavor. but he said it's smooth, silky and tastes like nectar. victoria agreed that this charles krug went very well against the salad. it cut the acidity of the vinaigrette.

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