Friday, February 7, 2014
Now, I don't normally like labels to have too much information on them. I am more interested in the wine than somebody waffling on about their family history etc., but this label happens to be informative and fun. I was interested to learn that this Savignon blanc (SB) is made from two different clones of SB; Sauvignon Musque (from the Loire) and the Preston clone (from Graves). Am I familiar with these two clones? Can I taste each of these clone's unique characteristics? No, on both counts. But it does get me thinking about viticulture and all the other stuff I love about wine other than simply how the wine tastes. As it happens, this SB tasted great; nicely balanced acidity, a mouth-filling mid-palate, nice tropical fruit expression (with lashings of sweet candied-pineapple) and a satisfyingly long finish.
The fun stuff? I like the inclusion of the case production figure - I just find it an interesting little factoid. And I love the line, "...slowly made into wine by Gamble Family Vineyards" - because I agree with the old adage that says that 'wine is a journey, not a destination'. Though I'm not sure about the Gamble Family's being desirous of me to, "...enjoy this wine over several hours" - I think I'd need more than just one bottle to make this delightful tipple last that long.