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2010 Kenwood Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc

February 24, 2012 - Norman Bentley

My wife, the "Chardonnay Queen", just came up with another great recipe for shrimp, so I had to come up with a good bottle of wine to compliment the meal. I decided against Chardonnay in favor of the 2010 Kenwood Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc, which is a centerpiece for the Kenwood Winery. My choice worked well, and we enjoyed both a good meal and a good bottle of wine!

The Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc grapes hail from several areas within the Sonoma County including Russian River, Dry Creek, and Carneros. The varied growing climates within the valley create a complex wine with an array of flavors, which produce a clean wine with a crisp finish. The predominate taste is melon and citrus with a grassy overlay, followed by hints of tropical fruit. The alcohol content is 13.5%.

The dinner was Matlacha Shrimp Creole served over jasmine rice, with warm bread and a tossed salad. The food contains some fire, which was well paired with the Kenwood Sauvignon Blanc. The combination of heat and the wonderful taste of the wine almost made you gulp it down, but this is a wine to be savored. This is a good example of what a really good California Sauvignon Blanc should taste like.

Norm's score is 89.

Score: 89

Price: $10 - $14


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