2006 Geyser Peak California Sauvignon Blanc

Price: $7.99 @ Trader Joe’s

What They Said:

Per wine.com on the 2006 Geyser Peak Sauvignon Blanc: “Explosive aromas brimming with lemon, lime and citrus blossom mingle with gooseberry and passionfruit to proudly proclaim this wine’s varietal. A generous, fruit-forward palate shows juicy citrus flavors of lime, grapefruit and tangerine, balanced by bright, crisp acidity. The pleasant finish persists on the palate with great length of flavor. This is an easy-sipping, eminently drinkable wine that doesn’t sacrifice complexity or varietal character in its quest to be flat-out enjoyable. The perfect apéritif, this wine also makes an ideal partner to oysters and nearly any shellfish, as well as salads and light fish and chicken dishes.”

What I Think:

Given the recent tasting I wanted to see where this one fit in the Sauvignon Blanc pecking order. The answer? Way better than the Santa Ynez and likely as good as the Groth at a fraction of the cost!

You get exactly what you expect here, and even more. From the pale, straw color to the citrus aromas. In the mouth you get it all as well; light, crisp and tart. Full of lemon and lime flavors with some mild floral overtones all interlaced on a crisp, acidic backbone. This is a keeper and there is plenty to go around for everyone. Feel free to buy more than one.

Rating: Bulk Buy