2017 Patel Winery Sauvignon Blanc
I wish you all could have been here to experience this wine with me. That's not me bragging, but rather telling you that you are missing out on an incredible opportunity if you don't seek out this wine! For Sauvignon Blanc lovers, this wine will prove to be something out of the ordinary and wonderfully delicious. This wine was tasted at room temperature (67°) as are all of our white wines.
Most of the time when we think of Sauvignon Blanc, we think brightness and lemongrass. And most of the SB on the market taste very similar - until now. The 2017 Patel Winery Sauvignon Blanc is unlike any in recent memory. Medium golden in the glass with focused aromas of lemon peel, nutty cheese and dried spices. The wine has a fuller mouthfeel than most Sauvignon Blanc, but does not feel weighted or heavy in any way. The flavors of lemon candy, basil, mint and oak are dominant but again, a lovely, smooth mild cheese flavor presents itself in the back end. In some ways this wine is reminiscent of a fresh Caprese salad with the freshness and flavors. And this wine would be an amazing pairing to that salad. Do yourself a favor and seek out this wine directly from the winery in the link above. I think it will knock your socks off, too!
Napa Valley, CA
Suggested retail price: $60.00
Drink The Bottles score: 94/100