Humanitas Sauvignon Blanc Monterey County 2007
SAVE AN ADDITIONAL 10% ON CASE PURCHASES CLICK HERE Humanitas is a unique winery with a compelling story. Existing to craft wonderful wines while giving profits back to charity we not only appreciate their shared commitment to making a difference we love their wines too. This wine is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Paso Robles produced completely 'oak free'. Using stainless steel cold- fermentation and a bit of extended contact with the lees for depth and character the result is a bright and crisp Sauvignon Blanc wine. _________________________________________________________________ Imagine a perfect cross between a ripe lemon & a ripe ruby-red grapefruit squeezed into a chilled glass. This is the sensation this wine gives you; 'bracing' is a great descriptor - as it wakes you up and makes you take notice! A wine to enjoy throughout the year it's perfect for enjoying with fattier white meats like turkey lobster pork and whole chicken.
We make honorable wines and dedicate 7% of our revenues (that's revenues, not profits!) to charities local to where the wine is sold. By enjoying Humanitas wines, you are helping your own community...one sip at a time!
from [URL=http://2daysperbottle.blogspot.com]2 Days per Bottle[/URL].Night OneThis is very light pale yellow, perfectly clear, like a yellow diamond.The nose has some very classic Sauvignon Blanc smells, particularly cut grass and sweet pink grapefuit. It also has some tropical fruits, perhaps mango and pineapple. The palate is a little fat, lacking the acidity I like and expect from this varietal. The grapefruit on the palate is white, not pink, and pineapple is still there. However, it is softened, in my own opinion just a little too much, by some banana. There are many palates that would find this absolutely delightful, and I can not say this is a poor wine, only that it is not a great wine for me. It might be a bit too warm to show at its best- straight from the 56 degree cellar, where whites often shine (the refrigerator is far too cold, closing everything down). I will try it a bit cooler on Night Two.Night TwoThe nose on Night Two is sweeter than on Night One. There is still some cut grass and pink grapefruit. There is something else, too, though, some sweet nougat. The palate is a little better balanced than on Night One. It is still soft, but not fat. The grapefruit on Night Two seems more pink than white, pineapple adds sweetness and banana stays more in the background. I suspect the improvement comes as much from a cooler temperature (about 45 minutes out of the refrigerator) as the extra night. Whatever the reason, this is better tonight than last night.
Zesty SB with aromas of hay and citrus. Both are echoed on the palate, which also picks up flavors of honeydew melon and grapefruit pith. Fresh but not assertive.
External Reviews for Humanitas Sauvignon Blanc Monterey County
Finally, a California Sauvignon Blanc I'm excited about — and for more than what is inside the bottle. First, Humanitas' founder, Judd Wallenbrock, makes his wines as a true labor of love — all of the profits go to various charities. And as if he weren't doing the world a ton of good with his all-profits-go-to-charity business model, the wines are delicious as well. Take this Humanitas Sauvignon Blanc for instance. Too often, West Coast winemakers seem to treat the primary white grape of Bordeaux like they do Chardonnay — bombarding it with oak. Instead, Wallenbrock eschews oak entirely, resulting in a fresh, delicious white that features fruit instead of wood. It's not the most complex Sauvignon Blanc on the market, but it's clean, pure grapefruit and mandarin orange flavors are well balanced by acidity in a medium-bodied package. There is also an intriguing molasses note on the finish. At $14 — and with screw cap closure — this is a terrific house white that really highlights the flavors of Monterey Sauvignon Blanc, instead of barrels. Wallenbrock is able to keep prices down by avoiding expensive oak barrels and by sourcing grapes from affordable areas of California.