Wine Review: Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc, 2012

herb_lamb_1My husband always says he can tell when I like a wine, because I chug it. Maybe its my survival instinct kicking in, and since he’s a wine lover as well I feel like I need to drink it before he can get to it. And now with Jaime’s relocation to Denver, I have even a third person to compete with. Suffice to say, this bottle of Sauvignon Blanc was finished in record time in our household. Plus – how can you not love the name (and the label)!!

Technicals: 100% Sauvignon Blanc fermented in stainless steel barrels and finished in neutral (used) oak

First impression: Bright, fresh, with overwhelming aroma of nectarine and honeysuckle.

Taste: Very complex and deep range of flavors for a grape that is often made in a simple fashion. Very reminiscent of the most complex French versions of the varietal. More floral notes, nectar, slight taste of honey and cream balanced with refined citrus – ruby red grapefruit, pomelo, and lemon.

About the Winery: Owned by Jennifer and Herb Lamb, Herb Lamb Vineyards was born out of hard work and a small parcel of land near Howell Mountain in Napa Valley. ¬†Focused on quality over quantity, the vineyard grew in name slowly until it was chosen for Ann Colgin’s signature wine (with winemaker Helen Turley) in 1992. They have since evolved from grape growers to winemakers and have offered the public a more affordable option from a renowned vineyard.

Other wines available: Two Old Dogs Cabernet Sauvignon, Herb Lamb Vineyards Cabernet Sauvignon

Pair with: Perfect for summer’s favorite dishes like fresh fruit, cheese plates, and BBQ. Try with our Chorizo Tacos with Strawberry Sauce, Chilled Peach Soup, Sweet Corn & Peach Fritters.

Buy: Two Old Dogs Sauvignon Blanc, $26

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