Friday, May 9, 2008

2006 Stephen Pannell Sauvignon Blanc

Am I cheating if I simply quote what a fine wine critic had to say about this wine and say I agree? Well, whatever, that's what I'm going to do because Josh Reynolds is much more eloquent than I:
Tanzer’s IWC (Josh Raynolds): “($20) Straw-green color. Lively aromas of citrus fruits, pear and melon, with an overlay of pungent herbs and white pepper. Creamy orange and pear flavors are lifted by crisp mineral and citrus zest flavors, giving this sauvignon an intriguing complexity. Gains weight and a sweet, poached pear quality on the spicy finish. 89pts”
This set me back $11.99 from Garagiste, and it is from their e-mail offering that I cut and pasted Mr. Raynold's review.

Actually, I found the herbs not so pungent, but nicely integrated with the rest of the wine. Not as aggressive as many Sauvignon Blancs, this wine nevertheless was unmistakably of that variety. Creamy and crisp at the same time, concentrated and tasty, this one deserves two thumbs up, especially for the price.

Here's a double feature YouTube video that goes along with the wine. If you can't see them below, please click here. And here (in order).

Here's the link to the product page for the music CD at It's a little uh, expensive though: Neon Philharmonic

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