Another fun, perhaps more accurate or in-depth taste-chart for Sauvignon Blanc. Perhaps the variety of this spectrum is the reason I first fell in love with this wine. I can remember my wine-mentor to this day asking “do you smell the grass in this one?” I assume they omitted “cat pee” from this because nobody wanted to draw the cartoon depicting that.
Wine is a poetic drink. Everyone has a personal perception when tasting a wine. Hundreds of aromas and flavors can be found in red and white wines. Here are a few fine classics of combination between wine and aroma :
Oh man, this is awesome stuff. Great Sauvignon Blanc nose of green pepper, white florals, lemon, and pear. Wonderful acidity and balance on the palate. Green pepper leads the palate but doesn’t dominate. Irises, lemon, cantaloupe, and mineral/stone notes. Almost like a New Zealand + Old World Sauvignon Blanc hybrid!
Hehe - having fun with this Chilean Sauvignon Blanc. Grass, fresh green pepper, lime, apple, and grapefruit on the nose. Grassy notes of lime, pears, and apples on the palate. Very clean with a touch of minerality.
Loving this lovely Rhône white. A lovely nose of lemon, apple, grass, waxy fruit, white flowers, boxwood, and fennel. The Viognier gives a fuller aroma and mouthfeel. Apples, grass, lemon, pears, and minerality on the palate. Finishes initially with apple, but acidity grows to more of a Meyer lemon finish.