When it comes to Sauvignon Blanc I’m pretty well served by the Loire and New Zealand, but I was given a bottle from California via Meijer’s)so we gave Dancing Bull Sauvignon Blanc 2004 a go.
It smelled of kiwi fruits, maybe the grapes were pining for a more suitable home. It was off dry with a medium acidity. It tasted of sweet grapefruit and more kiwi fruit, there was something curiously pencil-like about it too as well as fresh squeezed lime juice. Odd.
It’s odd, but not unpleasant, rather flabby, kind of like a familiar friend that’s put on some weight and got a bit jowly, but is still good company. It was older than I would normally expect a Sauvignon Blanc to be but was purchased this year from a major retailer. It’s not a wine I’d choose to buy, but I would accept it as a gift!