Monday, October 1, 2012

Line 39 Lake County Sauvignon Blanc 2010

St. Helena-based Cecchetti Wine Company is home to the Line 39 label.  Line 39's name comes from the geographic parallel that runs right through Lake County.

I've had their Cabernet Sauvignon and Petite Sirah and liked them both quite a lot.  In fact, a friend of mine who is a real Bordeaux nut first alerted me to their Cabernet, which - at the time - was selling for less than $10.  I’m also impressed with this white wine effort.

The Line 39 Sauvignon Blanc carries a very light tint and a 13.5% abv number.  The nose is fruit-forward, with melon, pear juice, citrus and tropical notes coming through strongly - no hint of a grassy element is present in the bouquet.  A bracing acidity is a welcome treat upon the first sip.  Flavors of lemon, pears, green apples and guava mark the palate.  It’s a really nice example of a California Sauvignon Blanc.

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