2006 DON RAPHAEL SINGLE VINEYARD SAUVIGNON BLANC




Thursday, 5/24, Little Rock, AR
After a lightly attended little league baseball practice, (maybe I bragged too much about our last outing), exactly four of my players showed up including my own, I came home, took a nice hot shower standing under the rain head for a good twenty minutes, and then uncorked today's wine. The 2006 Don Raphael Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from the Aconcagua Valley of Chile was very transparent with no real color to speak of. On the nose lots of floral aromas with honeysuckle and maybe even a little lemongrass noted. On the tongue a little early acidity gave way to lemon, lime and melon flavors that combined very nicely together. Nice finish with the lemon notes lingering well after swallowing. I don't want anyone to think I'm getting easy, what with two wines in a row rating 4 Corkscrews, but this one earned it. I paid $8.99/bottle so it was more expensive than last night's selection but is a good value at that price. As it's a 2006 vintage, it should be readily available. Try some and let me know if you agree. Sit Long, Talk Much, Laugh Often, Drink Wine!

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