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Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Charlotte's Home
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Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc Charlotte's Home 2017

Northern Sonoma, Sonoma County, California, United StatesThe aromas reveal a melange of tropical notes like guava, passionfruit and grapefruit, delicate floral character, and the subtle suggestion of vanilla-flecked oak. The fruits spread out very satisfactorily in the mouth, and tastes of citrus and baked fruit cobbler with a zig of freshly chopped herbs. The wood (only 10% but it shows) adds an agreeable spice note and softens sauvignon blanc's angularity, while zesty acid does a lovely job of keeping everything fresh and juicy. I always find this a reliable, got-it-all, crowd-pleaser, well made and expressive of its cool vineyard sites in northern Sonoma. Some of the vines that contribute fruit to this delicious white are almost 50 years old, clearly boosting the natural balance and effortless harmony of Charlotte's Home. Try with simple herb risotto, using lots of tarragon and parsley.Tasted: 15 September 2019Tasted by: Prices: BC 23.99 speculative listing not stocked AB 22.99 private wine shops US 18.95 18 srp Producer: Rodney Strong Estate VineyardsDistributors: Mark Anthony Wines and Spirits
Grape: Sauvignon BlancCSPC: 545335UPC: 0087512943056