Sauvignon Blanc (classic tasting notes of cut grass, lemon, herbs and a hint of gooseberry) Sauvignon Blanc is a popular alternative to Chardonnay. It makes a crisp, light wine. It originated in Bordeaux and the Loire Valley. Tasting Notes: Herbal flavors, olive and a soft, smoky flavor. It can range from sweet toContinue reading “Sauvignon Blanc – the white wine”
Visiting the Rhône Valley wine region. A while back I had the good fortune to visit the various Rhône valley wine regions for seven days. The areas within are visually beautiful. The wines of the North can best be described as elegant and delicate. In contrast, the wines of the South are rustic and full ofContinue reading “Rhône Valley wine region in 7 days.”
Château Rauzan-Ségla 2007. A worthy Margaux with a rich complexity and good length. Owned by the Wertheimer family of Chanel since 1994, the winery is again producing excellent wines. This one still has lots of room to mature. It displays aristocratic notes of blackberries, currants and spring flowers. Well worth the effort to find one.