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2008 Simi Sauvignon Blanc
June 25, 2010 - Norman Bentley
Sharing a good bottle of wine with old friends is one of life's special treats, and we had just such an occasion last night. The wine was the 2008 Simi Sauvignon Blanc, and it was an excellent choice for a hot Atlanta summer evening.
When we first opened the bottle it was a little too cold, which while being more refreshing, loses some of the flavor. The best temperature for white wine is at about 60 degrees which retains its refreshing nature, but still allows the wine to open up its bouquet.
The Simi has a wonderful bouquet with strong scents of apple, melon and citrus. The fragrance opens the door to swirling flavors of tropical fruit with grassy undertones. Depending on your palate you might notice either peach or melon as well. This Sauvignon Blanc has a good balance between fruit and acidity and has a bone dry, crisp finish, which is perfect for a hot summer night.
I love Sauvignon Blanc in the summer, and can suggest this one as an excellent pair for shrimp salad, or one of my favorites, fried flounder! The scores range from a 90 from the Wine News, to an 88 from the Wine Spectator, and an 87 from the Wine Enthusiast. Norm's score would be an 89.
Price - $11 - $15
Score - 89
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