Saturday, August 11, 2012

Bogle Vineyards 2011 Sauvignon Blanc, California

Before I write this review, I would like to tell my readers and the wineries who provide samples to me, that the reason why I have not posted in a while is because I had a tumor removed from my right eye last month. I have endured many challenges with my sight for some time now. It has been 4 weeks since the surgery and well lets just say, I have to check for typos more than the ordinary person. So, please don't think that you are forgotten; you are never forgotten. With that said, and a eye that needs a lot more healing, I'm going to post today, and everyday ( if the eye permits) until I catch up. Thank God for tasting notes, pen and paper. I also thank God that my eye was cancer free. Red wine must really help in fighting cancer. If that is the case, I thank all red wines, each and every one of you!

Okay, summertime is my time for Sauvignon Blancs. The temperatures have been so high in Little Rock, AR, I have been drinking lots of Sauvignon Blanc. This Sauvignon Blanc by Bogle is what I call a "bang for the buck" wine.

The wine is a light straw color. The nose has aromas of citrus zest, primarily grapefruit zest with hints of lemon grass. The lemon grass is the grassy notes that you find in most Sauvignon Blancs. The palate was filled with those same citrus, grapefruit , key lime flavors with a clean, fresh mouth feel along with a nice amount of acidity. The price point makes it great wine to serve at a pool party or any summer entertaining event, because it is a crowd pleaser.

 This wine would be great to sip alone or pair with food. I am still on my fresh goat cheese on a thin slice of french bread kick, for a quick no cook pairing. But this wine would pair well with a grilled white fish like Tilapia with a squeeze of lemon juice, or any grilled or pan seared white fish. I also think a great pairing would be any appetizer with spinach and artichokes in puff pastry or fillo dough. You can purchase the sheets and cut them into small squares and place them in mini muffin tins and fill them with whatever you want, and pop them into the oven. The instructions are on the back of the fillo dough package. I use Athens brand, they have wonderful suggestions for appetizers on their site.

Note:  This wine was a sample provided by Bogle Winery SRP $10.00
Try it and let me know what you think!



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