Friday, June 24, 2011

Wine Review: J. LOHR 2009 Carol's Vineyard Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc

This wine has a light straw color. The nose has aromas of grapefruit and floral grassy notes which we call "herbaceous" in the world of wine. The palate has flavors of grapefruit, lemon and a bit of that herbaceousness that is a signature flavor note in most sauvignon blancs. The wine is well balanced, crisp and has nice acidity. The finish has a nice length and you get all those flavors of grapefruit, lemon, herbaceousness and a hint of mineral notes that linger on the palate.  I paired this wine with Cypress Grove Chevre's Dill Chevre on a cracker. The fresh dill goat cheese and the wine worked so well together. This wine would also pair well with seafood, goat cheese, salads topped with fried goat cheese coated in Kikkoman Panko Japanese Style bread crumbs (Note: make sure that you put the rounds of goat cheese in the freezer for a while before coating them in an egg white and coating them with the panko crumbs prior to frying in canola oil), and salads topped with grilled shrimp or crab meat. Note:  This wine was a sample provided by J. LOHR Vineyards& Wines. SRP $24.00

I thought that the information noted below was important to mention in this review. Most women including myself has lost a family member or friend to breast cancer. So, think about that when you read this review and know that you will enjoy a bottle of wine and help make this world a healthier place and possibly help save a woman's life. Thank you for listening!



Jerry Lohr’s late wife, Carol Waldorf Lohr, passed away in 2008 due to complications from breast cancer.
Please join J. Lohr Vineyards & Wines in our effort to provide 500 mammograms to women in need, through our partnership with the National Breast Cancer Foundation.
Research indicates that early detection and treatment are essential to combating breast cancer, and annual mammograms are an essential first step toward confronting this disease. J. Lohr will donate $2 for every bottle of 2009 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc purchased to the National Breast Cancer Foundation. Join us in reaching our goal of funding 500 mammograms for women who would otherwise be unable to afford them.

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