Blind Wines with Erica and Scott (Portland, Maine): Light straw, hint of green, day-bright in the glass. Nose: Med+ intensity nose, faint IBMP, grapefruit, musty bitterness. Palate: L body, bold, ripe flavors, good tart acidity. Somewhat flat on the midpalate, but has solid med+ acid on the finish. Lemony with tart malic acid character. Finish is short and light. Soundly made, nice wine.
I'm going NZ Sauv blanc, possibly acidified, within the last 3 years.
Analysis: This was my first blind wine in about a year, and it showed. My assessment of the acid was off - there wasn't that acid bitterness. The body and flavors were not nearly bold enough to be new world. The IBMP's were very subtle, barely more than slight herbaceousness. Also note the minerality and structure.
Nose of crisp apple, lime, and a hint of stone. The mouth is very clean and light, dominated by citrus that rapidly transitions to a lingering finish that is clean and refreshing with a nice touch of fizziness.
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