2016 JACK Reserve Sauvignon Blanc
I had the pleasure of tasting this 2016 JACK Reserve Sauvignon Blanc, but I missed the mark by not enjoying it over a major league baseball game. (Check out their story to see what this means!). What first catches the eye on this specimen is the beautiful golden color and the logo that ties into the story of the founders. This bottle is as handsome as Vernon and Chris are and popping the cork permeates the air with wafting aromas that suggest something special is about to happen to you. I love California Sauvignon Blanc because it doesn't express overly grassy aromas like its New Zealand counterparts and it spotlights more fruity and floral aromas, which is the case here. Honeysuckle and spring bouquet are dominant and inviting. In the mouth is a silky example of a wine that has been well refined and initially has me dreaming of pineapple whip ice cream. This wine has bits of honeycomb and loads of baking spices along with a crisp green apple finish that is long and does not overpower the pineapple and spice. I taste nearly all wines at room temperature so the flavors aren't muted, but I suspect this wine would be enjoyed best slightly chilled with a couscous salad or accoutrement of cheeses and herbaceous breads. This is such a wonderful wine and I think it will drink amazingly for 3-5 years without hesitation!
Napa Valley, California
Suggested retail price: $35.00
Drink The Bottles score: 92/100