Also posted on my Vinotology blog
It was a cold night in Texas last night, so my friend @daxreinitz (great realtor btw, for those of you looking for a house in the LBK) made an excellent batch of potato soup for some friends and I. My wife and I decided to bring a bottle of wine to go with dinner, and we picked up a 2008 Root:1 Sauvignon Blanc from the grocery store. I had tried the Root:1 Cab a while back and enjoyed it, so we thought we would try out the sauvignon blanc. I was not really as thorough with my note taking as I usually am, but I did note a couple of things.
I picked up some great minerality and lime aromas on the nose of this wine, and maybe a tad of mellon. The nose was crisp and fresh. The flavors were more citrus, mainly lime, and minerality. I thought that this Root:1 had some good acidity on the palate and really went well with our soup.
I enjoyed this wine, although I think that I have had sauvignon blanc in this price range ($10) that I preferred to the Root:1. I would still consider this wine to be a good value and wouldn’t have a problem recommending it.
This Sauvignon Blanc wine allowed me to check off another variety for my Wine Century Challenge. I now have reviewed 10 of 100 varieties, and only have 90 to go!