Varietal Voyage No.1 – Tres Hermanas Sauvignon Blanc 2005

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Varietal Voyage

The first wine on our journey takes us to the Central Coast of California and the Tres Hermanas Vineyard and Winery. This winery, located between Los Olivos and Santa Maria focuses mainly on French and Italian style wines, but makes a very nice California syrah.

The 2005 Sauvignon Blanc proved to be a great pairing to the shrimp and wild rice we had for dinner. The pale yellow color, almost clear, was deceiving. Based on the color, I expected a light bodied wine, but the floral and citrus aromas with hints of fresh herbs were striking. The flavors were equally as bold. Crisp, grapefruity acidity with lots of alcohol (14+%) reminded me of a dry German Riesling. The flavors and aromas carried through with an extremely long finish revealing lemons and pears.

A great start to the voyage. Next stop: New Zealand…

2005 Tres Hermana Sauvignon Blanc ($16)

  • 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Central Coast, California

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