Clos du Bois Sauvignon Blanc North Coast 2008
Pretty, assertive aromas are a hallmark of Sauvignon Blanc, and this one has them in spades. Primary aromas of lime blossom, lemongrass, white grapefruti and oneysuckle are backed by charming nuances of white peach and minerals. Crisp, palate-cleansing acidity and juicy fruit flavors mark the palate, where flavors of citrus mingle with hints of tropical fruit before a clean, flinty finish.
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Smooth and fruity, with a nice core of grapefruit flavor, finishing spicy and round without losing its lively acidity.
Grassy, grapefruit and melon aromas, with hints of apples and smoke, lead to dry, tart, citrus flavors in the mouth. The acidity is adequate to make things lively and refreshing in this clean, balanced wine.
Very pale gold. Medium-bodied. Full acidity. Medium fruit. Moderately oaked. Grapefruit, grass, vanilla. Well structured Sauvignon shows classic varietal character, with creamy oak balancing bright citric flavors.
Lively, with good intensity to the freshly cut hay, cut grass, melon and tangy lemon flavors. Drink now.
Another good job at a relatively inexpensive white variety from Clos du Bois. With Lake and Sonoma county grapes, the wine shows good Sauvignon Blanc character. Dry and crisp, it's savory in lemongrass, grapefruit and peach flavors that are lightly oaked.
The Sèmillon that is blended in this wine is apparent, along with its barrel fermentation, which makes this a smoother, richer version of this popular seafood white.
You'd never confuse this for anything else, with its green, grassy, lemony aromas and flavors and lively, tart astringency. Clean and simple, a picnic or cocktail wine at a fair price.