2010 Sauvignon Blanc
California: Napa Valley
Today’s 2010 Toquade Wines Sauvignon Blanc is a truly unique, truly delicious wine. This is not your usual, light-hearted California Sauvignon Blanc, though. Rather, it is on the more herbaceous and even slightly vegetal style. This makes sense, given that the winemaker is a native of France.
On opening, this wine is understated. As it warms, it opens up, revealing layers of aromatics and flavors that were not present on opening. In the French style, this wine is approachable and slightly underripe.
If you enjoy truly unusual but very pleasant Sauvignon Blanc, you’ll accept our mission on this recommended wine.
Pale golden hues from the heart of the wine, right out to the edge. After spinning the wine, it settles very quickly in the glass.
Very earthy and complex, with aromas of hay, dried clay, citrus, white berry bramble, almond and subtle grilled asparagus.
Intriguing and tasty with fresh baby asparagus, yellow grapefruit, lime zest, Meyer lemon peel and limestone.
Medium long, bright and elegant. At the edges, the limestone and zest add a little zing at the edges of the palate.
Grilled sea bass served on a bed of saffron rice and a side of grilled asparagus.