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2010 Simonsig Sauvignon Blanc "Sunbird"

Simonsig 2010 Sunbird Sauvignon Blanc

Winery: Simonsig

Vintage: 2010

Wine Name/Vineyard: "Sunbird"

Wine Category: Sauvignon Blanc

Grape blend: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Bottle size: 750 ml

Region: Stellenbosch

State or country: South Africa

Price: $14

Cases produced: 5,000

KWG Score: 88.5 (based on 4 reviews)

Ken's Wine Rating: Very Good (88)

Review date: May 27, 2011

Wine Review: This affordable pale yellow colored Sauvignon Blanc from South Africa was very well received by a mini-panel that covered it. It opens with a steely lime bouquet with notes of green pepper and fresh cut grass. On the palate, this wine is light bodied, tangy and crisp. The flavor profile is a mineral infused green apple and green pepper blend with hints of lime. The finish is dry and pleasant. I would pair this Sauvignon Blanc with ham based meals. Enjoy - Ken

Winemaker Notes: The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc has a brilliant hue of light straw with a youthful green tinge. A combustion of tropical fruit flavors combined with sassy green pepper and hints of asparagus. The crisp acidity and mineral notes ensures a lingering fresh finish. Further development of flavors should take place in the 12 to 24 months after the vintage, but the fruitiness is more pronounced early on. A great wine to accompany shellfish, light seafood, poultry or white sauce pasta dishes.

Organic status: not organic

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