In a blind tasting I would guess this was a $20 Sancerre. Almost no fruit. Very mineral and terroir driven. I love it because it was not what I expected from a Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc.
Hay and yeast scents. Creamy honeysuckle start, dry middle, and a tart lemon finish.
Simply put, affordable, delicious and my house wine.
External Reviews for Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma County Charlotte's Home
From the cooler regions of northern Sonoma County, deep, rich citrus and pear flavors meld together nicely with a light herbal note. The finish is clean and fresh with moderate acid levels. Enjoy during the early evening hours of a breezy summer day.
Clean and crisp with grapefruit, lime and slate on the nose. There's apparent oak but it's in balance here with the melon, fig and almond flavors. Balances sweet and creamy qualities with tanginess. A very nice example.
Tangy, with a vivid, mouthwatering intensity to the light-bodied lemon-lime, tropical and peach flavors. The flavors amplify on the juicy finish. Drink now.
Good, but a bit too strong in feline pyrazines, which dominate the otherwise fine lemon, lime and orange fruit aromas and flavors. The finish is dry and crisp.
An awfully nice white wine made even more attractive by its value price. Shows cool-climate notes of grass and citrus, but the blend includes grapes from warmer areas that contribute fig and peach. The result is a complex, dry and crisp sipper that leaves the palate refreshed.
Clean and simple, this is a dry wine with refreshingly tart flavors of lemons, limes, grapefruits and figs. It's a very pleasant sipper and would work well as a cocktail wine.
Balanced between its lean, light scent of mineral lees and round, simple fruit, this is a gentle Sauvignon, easy with a range of light foods.