Thursday, February 17, 2011

2009 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc

While most of the country is experiencing cold weather, we have only had a few days of freezing temperatures here in Houston, Texas. This fairly moderate winter has led to, what some might consider, out of season meals. With the kids out for the evening again, my husband and I got settled in to watch the saved programs on the DVR. I opened this bottle of 2009 Frog's Leap Sauvignon Blanc from Rutherford in Napa Valley. I served it with a salad loaded with boiled shrimp, avocado and feta with fresh mango chunks for dessert. 
In the glass, the wine was a clear pale lemon yellow with fresh aromas of grapefruit, melon and lemon. It had citrus flavors with some minerality balanced by medium alcohol (12.5% abv) and medium+ acidity with a crisp, dry finish. Delightful! One of my favorite California Sauvignon Blancs, all the grapes are sourced from organically grown vineyards and a good value at approximately $16.