Clayhouse Paso Robles 2009 Sauvignon Blanc, $13.99-$17.99, 88 points, is a wine that needs to temperature-mature, it needs to be tasted cold and then handled for a while as the warmer it gets the better it gets. I like my Sauv-Blancs cold, but what you get with the Clayhouse is a sipper of a white wine, a medium body, mineral-water clear, a nose full of lemon/lime, pink grapefruit, and kiwi, but there's a bit of mustiness which is not altogether bothersome. The flavor is the aroma, but there's a nuttiness and some tangerine with a hint of lichee, and the finish is a nice ginger spice.
I paired this Sauv-Blanc with a medley of seafood.
I was not blown-over by this wine, but I wasn't disappointed either.
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