Winery - Tangent Winery
Location - Edna Valley, California
Wine - Tangent 2007 Edna Valley Sauvignon Blanc
Grape Varieties - Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation - Edna Valley
Alcohol - 13.5% v/v
Price -$13 USD
Nose/Aroma - Grapefruit and grass.
Palate/Flavors - Nice crisp acid combined with a minerailty that carries through to the finish. Tropical and citrus fruit, maybe mango and lime, with a soft grass character.
Style - Definitely a cool climate Sauvignon Blanc, but not on the same level as those coming from New Zealand.
Food Pairing - Great food wine, easy to pair. Grilled calamari steak with lemon-garlic sauce over pasta.
Comments - Good balance of vegetal and fruit characteristics. I don't like over-ripened Sauvignon Blancs, which seem to be a dime a dozen in California these days, or under-ripened ones, which are usually associated with New Zealand (particularly Marlborough). Great wine, good value.