For good or for ill, the aromas of Sauvignon Blanc include cat pee. This wine definitely has that, at least when it warms up after a while. I wonder if, though a 2012 vintage, it's nearing the end of its drinking window too. Try to keep the bottle chilled while you're drinking a glass. The aroma is also grassy, with a minerality to the nosefeel. The flavour is citrusy and with strong acidity but with a really gross midpalate and aftertaste. Drink up; I recommend within three months. $12 for a half bottle. Overall value: 2 stars of 5. Overall impression: average.
Decent nose, flowers, little bit of pear. Lemon and lime flavors on the palate, very citrusy and highly acidic -almost too much, a bit of a sparkling characteristic. Soso finish with a lingering rubbing alcohol note. Nothing stand out here, and probably would pass on buying this one again.
Paired with a salad for lunch on a warm day and later in the day with a relatively sharp 2 year Red Leaf Canadian cheddar. It was, ah, OK. Not great, not ish. Fortunately it wasn't a grapefruit bomb, and at $15, it's a good value, but not the smoothness I expect from a Napa SB.
Lemon zest and honeydew on the nose. More citrus, peach and some grass on the palate, medium finish. Served chilled, paired well with grilled prawns. Perfect for summer grilling, will finish off the case by Labor Day.
A nice qpr.had it by glass. Honey,lemon and citrus on nose. Finish medium minus. That said, very nice on the palate and works well with fish and some sides. Good by the glass or pool party wine. For the price range (9 by glass, 15 or so at stores) very good deal.
kind of seashell nose. huge, nutlike, tropical, sweet finish. seems to be missing grassy quality, typical in california vs new zealand. if you did know it was s.b. might assume a good viogner. 88 score and neutral is for lack of s.b. character. this would seem to match well with very flavorful fish.
On the nose I get a grapefruit, passion fruit and pineapple. On the palate just a hint of stony acidity - but mostly luscious tropical goodness. This wine is a reliable QPR favorite around here and 2012 is as good as its ever been.
Once you get past the tacky plastic cork (Stelvin closures are just better), this is always a tasty Sauv. Blanc. Slight tint of green with light legs in the glass. Copious honeydew melon and peach flavors with hints of lemon zest in the finish. The vineyard scene that shows through the bottle adds to the experience. Poured alongside grilled shrimp dinner on the patio.
- Light gold color - Lemon peel and cut green grass on the nose. Taste follows suit, with lemon, grapefruit coming thru first. Once the tartness wears off - a good dose of passion fruit and kiwi stays on in this medium finish. Good counter balance to fish curry and rice ( think spices from India, Thailand etc.). Will be buying a few more to stock away for the next year.
Over numerous vintages, Honig has produced many high-quality wines from this grape. 2012 is no exception. Pale yellow in color, it has a nose and palate of gala apples, citrus peel, white peaches and honeysuckle. The wine is light-bodied and fresh, with well-integrated alcohol (listed as 13.5%) and a solid middle. It concludes with a medium-to-long, crisp finish. This is an excellent "go to" wine to be served as an apéritif or with light fare. Drink now-2014.
This bottling is what Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc should epitomize. Light, almost limpid straw with aromas of melon, lemon blossom, Meyer lemon, white stonefruit, minerals, and wisps of grass. It offers a fresh, crisp, zingy palate, refreshing acidity, excellent tension, and grapefruit pith on the extended finish. Honig's offerings rarely disappoint and this frisky example is no exception.