I mentioned last week that I’m a little behind in blogging, but I think that might have been an understatement. As I started to put together my top Kosher wine list, I realized there were several wines I tasted during the Jewish High Holidays (back in October) that I never posted about. Admittedly, those holidays were all about Covenant Wines. Lot 18 was selling both their high end and their more affordable wines at fabulous prices, so I couldn’t resist the temptation to stock up on wines that I’d been dying to try.
The 2010 Red C Sauvignon Blanc (winery) was a light lemon yellow. On the nose, there were strong grapefruit and gooseberry aromas mixed with a hint of grass and green peppers. In the mouth there were grapefruits, gooseberries, and hints of grass and thyme. The wine had bright acidity and a light-to-medium body.
Is this worth a glass after work? Sure…you won’t be drinking anything out of the ordinary, but you’ll have a decent, reliable glass of wine. At $20, this wine was ok, but not my favorite of the Covenant Wines. There was something in the finish that made me raise my eyebrows, although I couldn’t quite put my finger on what it was. It was almost Splenda-like, which is not a flavor I enjoy. It took the wine from 3.5/4 corks down to 3 corks. That said, it was ok and surprisingly New Zealand like Sauvignon Blanc.
Question of the Day: Are you a Sauvignon Blanc fan? Do you have a preference of New Zealand-style over French or California style?
Purchased at Lot18
Overall: 3 Corks
Thanks for the SB review! I’m always looking for a new one! I do generally prefer New Zealand Sauvignon Blancs, but I’m always up for trying different regions. I’ve had some great SB from Chile and even Canada!