2012 Sequoia Grove Sauvignon Blanc

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Well August is almost over and Minnesota has started another heat wave.  Fridays weather was hot (90°), humid and very windy.  There was a 15 mile per hour winds coming from the south.  Our view on the lake is southerly so the wind just felt hot.  It felt like sitting in front of a hair dryer at times, but it still beats 20° and snow in our winter months!  We left work a little early to meet up with Dave and Heather as the plan was to barbecue and have a fire.  I hadn’t decided if we were staying with them for the night, or if we would just head home.  I was the designated drive so I had to have a few glasses of wine and then decide.  If I decided to go home, I would switch to water and if we stayed, well that means more wine for me!  🙂

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  You will notice the bottle was sweating.

Chris and I arrived first and unpacked the car.  We relaxed and sat underneath the oak tree facing the water.  It was time to have a glass of wine so I grabbed a bottle of 2012 Sequoia Grove Sauvignon Blanc.  The Sauvignon Blanc was in the wine cooler and we kept it next to one of those blue freezer blocks in our travel bag.  On a hot day there is nothing more refreshing than a chilled glass of white or Rose’.  I grabbed our glasses, cork screw and a tasting sheet to take some notes.

Sight
Pale color depth with a nice amber hue.

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Smell
Moderate aromas but it did smell fruity.  We noted smell citrus, apples, and pears.

Taste
The Sauvignon Blanc was slightly sweet.  It was light bodied and the acidity was lively.  We tasted lemon, apple, and pears.  The Sauvignon Blanc was very flavorful with a long finish.

abv: 13.9%

How much: $22.00 before a wine club discount.

We rated the  2012 Sequoia Grove Sauvignon Blanc three glasses.  It was very refreshing and flavorful.  Unfortunately Dave and Heather did not show up for a while so Chris and I finished the bottle without sharing!  It was a perfect start to the weekend.

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In Vino Veritas!

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