Spring weather has returned to Virginia – at least for today. Seventy-five degree weather definitely calls for Sauvignon Blanc – which brings back great memories of relaxing on the deck on summer nights with my wife and looking out over the lake. For some reason, I happened to drink quite a bit of Sauvignon Blanc this summer and this Benziger SB definitely brought back memories of the good times of summer. Amazing how wine can bring back memories.
Benziger, based in Sonoma, CA, practices sustainable, organic and biodynamic viticulture in their various vineyards. I drove past Benziger several times during my quick trip to Sonoma a couple of weeks ago and plan to stop by for a visit to take the Biodynamic Tour if time permits during my next trip in January.
Benziger 2006 Sauvignon Blanc North Coast
$10.48. 13.5% alcohol. Real cork. Pale straw color. On the nose there were aromas of lemongrass, grapefruit, green apple and slight hints of crème. Light tannins along with lemon and grapefruit on the palate. Clean and crisp lemon/grapefruit finish.
For more information about Benziger’s farming practices, you can check out the June 30, 2007 issue of Wine Spectator: