This time of year is a sightseeing bonanza in DC, as the National Cherry Blossom Festival usually kicks off tourist season. From now through Labor Day, I will have to add 10-15 minutes on my commute so that I can let 2 or 3 Metro trains go before there is enough room for me to board the train and head into work. Thankfully, on my commute home, I have a chance to board before all the tourists, but two stops after I board, the train fills up and the rest of the ride is spent like a sardine and a sardine can. During this season, I regularly remind myself that the train is far better than the traffic I would endure if I were driving, but the constant influx of people definitely tests my patience. Thursday was a particularly bad commute, as the Metro was crawling with tourists who didn’t seem to understand that it was necessary for people to get off the train before they could board. It was aggravating, and by the time I walked in the door, I was thankfully for the chilled Sauvignon Blanc in my refrigerator.
The 2007 Yarden Sauvignon Blanc (winery, snooth) was a clear, medium lemon color. On the nose, there were peaches, apricots, and kiwis, followed by a hint of grass. In the mouth, there was grass, parsley, and saline with a touch of kiwi and peach. The wine, surprisingly, was medium-bodied.
Is this worth a glass after work? Eh…if you have a bottle on hand, drink it, but I wouldn’t go searching it out either. At $9.99, it’s taking a risk to have high expectations of a wine, particularly a kosher wine, but having had the Galil Mountain wine early in the week, I expected the sister winery to make an equally good product. Instead, this Sauvignon Blanc was flabby and lacked the crisp, fresh characteristics that make a Sauvignon Blanc so refreshing to drink.