Monday, December 21, 2009

Truro Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc

Vineyard: Truro Vineyards of Cape Cod
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard Website
Rating: C

The Truro Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc is a very light, almost clear straw color with a slight green hue. The nose has a strong floral aroma with hints of melon and citrus.

On the palate, the floral notes again take the lead. There are undertones of cantaloupe and green peppers. I pick up a strong alcohol taste that doesn't seem to combine well with the strong floral character. The mouthfeel is thin and watery. The finish was surprisingly long and the floral notes seemed to come into balance with the melon flavors after a second or two.

A few side notes on this one: There was no vintage indicated on the bottle, but I have been sitting on this one for about a year, so my guess is the majority is from the 2007 harvest. Also, I am just not a big fan of Sauvignon Blancs with a strong floral flavor. If this is your cup of tea, then you will probably enjoy this wine a lot more than my rating would lead you to believe.

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