Ah, white wine. Most people associate it with warmer times of the year, but I enjoy it year round. The good people at Holman Ranch sent me a bottle of their 2012 Estate Grown Sauvignon Blanc. It was crisp and light with a hint of citrus…possibly grapefruit?
Previously, I’d tried their 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. This one is just as good.
If you aren’t a big white wine drinker, Sauvignon Blanc is a good place to start. Some people are overwhelmed by the flavor of a Chardonnay. Sauvignon Blancs are a little more subtle. There’s no milky, butteriness (wait, is that a word?) to assault your taste buds.
I personally enjoy all white wines, but I may be odd.
For me, this Sauvginon Blanc was a wonderful refreshing drink after a long day at the office. It was great to sip and watch a movie…even eat a little popcorn? It would probably pair well with a chicken or light pasta, too. Or that stinky cheese in your fridge. I love stinky cheese, especially with a good glass of wine.
If you happen to be in the Carmel Valley area, I highly suggest you put Holman Ranch on your winery stop. A friend of mine went to a wedding there and he said the grounds were lovely. From looking at the history of the ranch and the current photos, it looks pure California, warm, inviting, and relaxed.
As always, my rule of thumb for wine drinking is drink what you like and I definitely liked this wine.
Disclaimer: I received no compensation for this post. All opinions are my own.