I’ve admitted it before, and I’ll do so again… I have a prejudice against Californian sauvignon blanc. Why? I’ve just had too much of it that is weak, flavorless and disappointing. But when I find one that’s good, I have to give them credit.
Tin Barn Vineyards is the most recent producer to impress me with their Californian sauvignon blanc. This one comes from their Hi Vista Vineyard in Carneros. This is a part of Sonoma that provides a cool growing season.
While most sauvignon blanc is fermented exclusively in stainless steel, Tin Barn Vineyards ferments a small portion of this wine in barrels to add some texture to the mouthfeel.
Lemon, grapefruit, honeydew melon and celery aromas give this wine a very nice nose. On the palate, it’s well balanced and offers grapefruit, apple and subtle peach flavors that are super tasty. The acidity is spot on and the mouthfeel is fantastic. The finish is medium in length and offers more apple and citrus flavors, plus some mineral. This is a solid sauvignon blanc.
Wine: Tin Barn Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc
Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
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Disclosure: This wine was received as a media sample.