Tuesday, October 9, 2012

Owl Ridge 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma County

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.
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Rating: 2.5 of 5   Value: 3 of 5
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