With the summer months upon us and the warm weather here to stay, it’s an ideal time to begin exploring the popular, versatile, Sauvignon Blanc. The perfect warm-weather wine, Sauvignon Blancs range in flavor from grassy to mineraly to fruity. An alternative to the popular Chardonnay, the variety is starting to gain a footfold in some unlikely places. In celebration of Colorado Wine Week, I decided to open and enjoy one of the states best, Canyon Wind Cellars.
Founded in 1996, Canyon Wind Cellars sits 4700 feet above sea level, in the Grand Valley AVA (read more here). The estate Sauvignon Blanc is from the Cliffside Vineyard planted in 2001. Whole cluster pressing and fermented in 100% stainless steel.
The Canyon Wind Cellars 2010 Sauvignon Blanc starts off with a blast of lemon zest. Crisp and refreshing, floral, grassy and lemon notes display prominently on the palate. A “European-esque” Sauvignon Blanc. At $14.95, Canyon Wind Cellars once again delivers a great value and perfect pairing for the summer months. Cheers!
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