Thursday, March 13, 2014

Justin Central Coast 2012 Sauvignon Blanc

Justin Central Coast 2012 Sauvignon Blanc, $6.79-$14.99, 89 points, poured a bright polished gold color, wafted lemon, honeysuckle, a hint of toasty vanilla, and cut grass smells, sharp mouth-watering acidity (almost austere), near medium body, and citrus/green melon and honey flavors were carried deep into the finish of ginger and a noticeable 14.5% alcohol.
Maybe the best value in a Sauvignon Blanc I've seen this year, though the alcohol level is a bit much, and it's last year's bottling. Still, this is an exciting, crisp, and pair-able dry white wine.
Speaking of the alcohol level, I'm not sure why I've tended to exclude that information in Sauvignon Blanc wines, but it's my experience that most of them have been between 12.5%-13.8% alcohol, so this should help give some perspective on the 14.5% of Justin' SB (FWIW).


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  1. Austere acidity sounds good to me. Have never tried this SB.

  2. Good morning Vinogirl and family! J-SB has quite a wallop! $6.79 for a very good SB makes this simply irresistible!