Saturday, June 9, 2012

Twomey Napa Valley 2010 Sauvignon Blanc

Twomey Napa Valley 2010 Sauvignon Blanc,
 $20.39-$23.99, 90 points, is as you can see, almost crystal clear.
This has a soft complex aroma with citrus and lemon grass at its base (no cat-pee here).
The mouth-feel changes dramatically as does the flavors from cold (hints of pineapple and grapefruit) to warm, and for my palate, warm is better (accentuating the finish). Again, you have a complex white wine with citrus and some floral character, but it is the creamy mineral, ginger, and slightly acidic citrus finish, which sold me.
I'm quite confident that many flavors will be loosened by various palates (yours may find honeydew, kiwi, or apricot), but this is a wine typical of the notion that "the sum-of-the-parts will not equal the whole."
The price will make this a 'special occasion' wine, and will pair with Sauvignon Blanc cuisine (pairing sauvignon blanc).


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1 comment:

  1. I'm personally going to give this one a 91, Dennis, but only after it acclimated to the room's temperature. Thanks for sharing this one