2009 Laurent Reverdy Sancerre

2009 Laurent Reverdy SancerrePrice: $9.99 @ Trader Joe’s imported by Latitude Wines

What They Said:

De nada which comes as no surprise given the importer here, Latitude wines, only handles import and logistics for Trader Joe’s. Given that I would love to hear the story of how this one ended up on the shelves of my local store. Does Trader Joe’s send buyers to France to scout out these bargain offerings? If so I clearly have the wrong job…

What I Think:

When something comes recommended from Angela you have to try it (the Trader Joe’s Reserve Carneros Pinot Noir is on deck). Given the conversations we have had over the last years I could count the palates I trust more on one hand. So when she gave the word I headed straight out to scoop up a bottle of this one. What did I find?

Mineral, fresh grass and loads of lemon on the nose. You get more of the same on the palate where you find mild white pepper overtones as well. Slight pucker emerges but quickly fades into a tangy, balanced finish. I haven’t had much Sauvignon Blanc from France but this finish surprised me. The acidity on this one was not overpowering which is different from what I generally see in the new world offerings (which I typically drink) from New Zealand or Chile. This made it come across as somewhat “refined” and makes it quite food friendly. At $10 this wine, while straightforward, is very well made and delivers a fair quality to price ratio. If you are a fan of or interested in Sancerre (or are interested in a mellower version of Sauvignon Blanc) this one is certainly worth a try…

Rating: Pricey

What did others think about the Laurent Reverdy Sancerre? Here’s Jeff’s thoughts from over at Viva La Wino

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5 thoughts on “2009 Laurent Reverdy Sancerre

  1. Hi Jason,

    Thanks for the kudos, you made my day!
    This is definitely an “entry-level” Sancerre,
    but I think it’d be really nice for Thanksgiving. Delicious with roast chicken as well as a triple cream brie & sourdough bagette.

    And speaking of Turkey Day, a few wines have just beome available that might fit the bill as well.
    TJ’s Petit Reserve Monterey Riesling: $5.99
    TJ’s Petit Reserve Napa Rose’: $5.99
    La Familinga(?) Pinot Grigio: $4.99
    I’ll let you when I get to them.

  2. the very delicious RSVP champagne from Ceres is a must for the Holidays.
    Crisp & fruity it will be a special guest for this lovely Season Holidays.
    So enjoy!

  3. I had a bottle of this, couldn’t remember anything about it, opened it up tonight after work, thinking to myself, hmmm I like this. Then thought I would google this wine that made it to my closet…I hope I can find some more. Thanks

  4. At least for the east coast, this was discontinued about a couple months ago. Can anyone weigh in on how the Caves des Perrieres Pouilly Fume compares at a couple dollars more? Lower on the price scale the 2008 Chateau de Segein sauv blanc had great acidity but too much barnyard action to make my want to buy the 2009.

  5. Yeah, I was sad to see the Sancerre go away in Northern CA and I haven’t had a chance to try the Pouilly Fume yet, but I’ll report back when I do.

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