Thursday, October 4, 2007

Handley Sauvignon Blanc

The other day after I got the DHL shipment I put the 2005 Handley Sauvignon Blanc in the fridge. I knew it was going to get hot towards the end of the week and thought this would be a great wine to beat the heat.

As I sit here and drink it, something doesn't jive. Besides the fact that I like my SB crisp and citrusy..I can't seem to pinpoint what I don't like about this. It's minerally, which CA Sauvignon Blancs tend to be. I looked over on the tasting notes they sent and ah..ha...only 33% was fermented in stainless steel tanks and 67% was aged in French Oak and 8% of the barrels were new oak (that means a stronger oak influence) . I like my SB's stainless steal fermented.

If you don't like crisp and citrus SB's try this one.

Tomorrow I have "Wine Night" I will hopefully remember my camera, and share with all of you. We should be tasting some good wines!

PS...My new UPS driver delivered me 5 bottles of Chappelett Wine...I can't wait to taste them. I hope I don't kill this UPS driver with the heavy lifting:)
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