Summer whites

Whitehaven, Marlborough, Sauvignon Blanc 2007 This is full-throttle gooseberries and herbaceousness with loads of acidity – a delicious mouthful of citrus fruit and green peppers. Our friends Chuck and Barbara brought over the ’06 version to share with us at dinner. This was also a winner with the intensely acidic edge and the pungency of the capsicum softened a bit. The grapes for the 2007 were harvested at 20.2-23.7 brix and the juice was cold fermented in stainless at 10-12 degrees C. Winemaker Simon Waghorn. P&B in Blenheim 13% $22 suggested US retail, winery sample Whitehaven

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Ray Johnson is the Executive Director of the Wine Business Institute at Sonoma State University. He writes about food and wine, his travels and the business of wine. He makes his home in Sonoma County, California.
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