2009 Santa Barbara County Sauvignon Blanc Sea Glass: Crisp, light, easygoing
oct. 23, 2010: if you're looking for an unassuming sauvignon blanc, this californian is the one: it's like a supporting actor, the one you rely on when the person in front of you has just said something a bit questionable. easy to drink, it's almost got a fresh, peachy nose. the texture is smooth, creamy. and the flavor is light, a bit grapefruity at first but then, a couple hours on, more jumbled. 13.5 percent alcohol. winetree.
this column runs as "bottle by bottle" in the evansville courier and press twice or so a month. the focus is on wines, food and how they intersect. if i receive gifts, i'll tell you. photo credits are noted. i buy most of my wines from winetree, varsity liquors, schnucks, the fresh market, kwik liquor and winestyles (in evansville, ind.); big red liquors and sahara mart (in bloomington, ind.); vecchio's italian market (in newburgh, ind.); whole foods (in st. louis); and binny's (in chicago.) also, i do try a number of wines that i don't necessarily mention in the column, through travels to france and other markets (germany, hungary, italy, etc.) that don't sell wines i can find here. those experiences factor into my tasting descriptions, even if i don't mention them in the column, so keep all that in mind. i write the column to tell my readers in the evansville, ind., area what i consider to be flavorful, balanced and good-value wines for sale in this area.