Zugibe Sauvignon Blanc 2015: $18 Good+

The Zugibe Sauvignon Blanc (Finger Lakes, NY) 2015 $18 [Good+] is a soft and easy-drinking wine without a great deal of acidic zip, or the grassy notes often associated with this grape.  Sip this bottle or serve it with lighter foods.

Modestly intense aromas of caramelized nuts, green apple, gooseberry, chalky mineral and a slight floral note are pleasant.  Medium bodied, silky, with low-ish acidity for this grape, balance is good.  Flavors of white peach, green apple, gooseberry, light herbaceous notes, nut oils, and chalky mineral have good concentration but not a lot of zip.  The finish is gentle, with a little tang and good length.  July 2016


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