Tuesday, March 10, 2009
LONG BOAT SAUVIGNON BLANC 2008
Continuing with the trend of praising Kendall-Jackson's wines, the Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc 2008, imported by K.J.'s Sovereign Wine Imports, is a terrific new Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand's Marlborough region. The Grade: AMAZING. The Mojo: Bright and invigorating, the Long Boat Sauvignon Blanc 2008 is full of exuberant grapefruit and lime aromas, with hints of fresh herbs, kiwi, more grapefruit, green apple and star fruit on the palate, showing off a bit of roundness (thanks to 80% being fermented in oak barrels), yet finishing lively and clean. This is a remarkable SB at any price, though clocking in under $20 certainly helps.