Sunday, June 22, 2014

Review: ***+ $$ Tobin James Sundance Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County, California, 2009

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Original tasting and review : This is Tobin James Sundance Sauvignon Blanc, Monterey County, California, 2009, finished at 14.1% alcohol.


In the glass: Clear with hints of light yellow.

On the nose: Poured at cellar temperature and swirled vigorously, shows bright, crisp grasses with just a hint of yeast.  From the aroma, seems like this will be bright and perky with perhaps some layers folded in.

On the palate: The primary elements on the palate are in fact perky, sweet and full in the initial attack, bringing pear and pineapple together with a sweet, fresh gliding finish.  All in all, a rounder style sauvignon blanc, not the razor sharp style of New Zealand and likely to appeal to those with an appetite for a crisp white wine that is still soft around the edges.

In summary: Overall, rates three stars on the five-star Spirit of Wine scale, with a plus for its balanced friendliness.

PS, an amusing video interview here between William Shatner and musician David Koz talking about this exact vintage and wine.  Best segment starts at about 8 minutes in, when Koz does an impressionist jazz sax number based on his experience of Tobin James Sundance 2009 Sauvignon Blanc!

Check out today's pricing and retail availability for Tobin James Sundance Sauvignon Blanc.

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