Leese-Fitch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
So…my boss claims that she reads my blog. I’m going to test that statement. Before the review of the Leese-Fitch Sauvignon Blanc, I am going to post a picture of her on the site and see how long it takes her to comment. Okay…go!
Name: Leese-Fitch Sauvignon Blanc 2010
Winery: The Other Guys
Region: California (Napa)
Alcohol by Vol.: 13%
Price: $5.50 on sale
(Price can vary on state, taxes, the store’s mark-up,and the speed at which my boss can process termination papers.)
The wine actually looked more like a most Chardonnays than many Sauvignon Blancs that I have tried. Overall, it was a very light yellow, much like the last Chardonnay I tried.
The wine had a strong apple and grapefruit aromas. I could tell it was very acidic. It was so acidic that made my mouth water. There was also something else that I couldn’t quite pick-out. There was something along the lines of apricot…maybe hints of vanilla. I’m not certain but there is something else there.
When tasting the wine, I found that this one was not as acidic as it smelled but was still pretty strong on the acid. It was a little dry upfront and had a tiny bit of spice. The middle of the tasting had a large grapefruit presence. It culminated in a medium finish that had strong, tart apple finish.
This would be really good with ceviche or a bruchetta. I’m leaning more towards ceviche due to the acidity in the wine.
Overall, it’s not bad. I think there is too much acidity for it to be balanced, but it was pretty fresh and wouldn’t be bad as a summer sipping wine. If you see this wine at retail for about what I got it for, then its not a bad buy. If you see if at $12 (retail), then I would probably pass on it.