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Tasting Notes – 2009 Charity Case Sauvignon Blanc #sauvblanc

Last month I did a full review of the Charity Case 2008 Rose'. As I dive into the 2009 Sauvignon Blanc I am again impressed by their noble cause, but also by the quality of this wine. A detail I forgot to mention last time, the wine maker is Jayson Woodbridge of Layer Cake.

To The Eye: Dark Yellow, clear, vibrant

On The Nose: A Delightful nose. I was afraid the dark color and barrel fermentation might be

lie new oak on this but I suspect the oak was neutral, or a few years old. I am generally not a fan of SB where the oak flavor can be detected.  Tropical fruit, gooseberry, apricot.

In The Mouth: Equally delightful. This wine is lush, creamy texture and mouthfeel. While I would not call it a French Sancerre style, its definitely not your standard New Zealand grassy, herbal SB. Melon, ripe stone fruit. Nice finish with balanced acidity and fruit that linger.

Recommendation: An excellent value for $14 – not to mention a great cause!

Friday is #SauvBlanc Day

This Friday June 24th is #SauvBlanc day on Twitter, where people will enjoy and Tweet about #sauvblanc – grab a bottle of this to enjoy AND help a good cause. Cheers!


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Wine Review – Charity Case Rosé – Napa Valley

Napa Valley – California's most renowned wine region, commanding the highest prices for wine in the state. And the source for tonight's review of Charity Case Wines, both somewhat ironically a value at $12 a bottle.

About Charity Case

The Charity Case Foundation is a movement that was conceived by winemakers from Napa Valley. All juice and fruit donated by Napa Valley wineries and growers goes into small batch, hand made wines with all net proceeds going to non-profit organizations serving children bupropion sr 200mg reviews and families in Napa County. There is no overhead, or charges, all money is for charity, for children.

Charity Case 2008 Rosé

I love the story behind this wine. Many winemakers and industry people (self included with 3 rosé this year) will make a small amount of rosé to enjoy. Sitting around one nig

ht drinking one of these 'science projects' the idea of blending juice from several sources and varietals might be a hit, and this rosé was born.

Color: Dark salmon pink, almost orange.

On the Nose: Modest nose of strawberry, with hint of red apple.

In the Mouth: Expressive in mouth. This rosé was fermented in neutral oak adds a nice texture, mouthfeel. This is a bit bigger rosé, which will pair with a broader array of foods. Alcohol is 14%, not crazy for California rosé, but be careful, this wine goes down easy! Lots of red fruit – strawberry, raspberry. Nice acidity means this wine lingers on the finish. And then you reach for more….

Recommendations: Recommended buy.  California Rosé usually runs in the $16-$22 price range, so $12 for a quality quaffer is a good value.

Where to Buy: Online – click here

(They also make a Sauvignon Blanc for same price, will be reviewing soon.)

Cheers and thanks for reading!


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