I picked up three bottles of Owl Ridge 2009 Sauvignon Blanc for a family reunion during the summer. Looking for a refreshing white, we recently chilled down and finished off the last bottle.
The grapes for this wine come from the western regions of the Russian River Valley. It is 100% stainless steel fermented, so the wine retains a nice crispness, but not the zing of a New Zealand Sauv Blanc. There are flavor notes of citrus and melon and a medium finish.
There were 560 cases of this wine made and I found this online for $9.99, a good discount from the $15 retail.
Ultimately, this wine is just an ordinary quaffer. If falls short of the mark set by the top California Sauvignon Blancs and is less rewarding than an average Marlborough Sauv Blanc.
Rating: 2.5 of 5 Value: 3 of 5