I have been a wine drinker now for about 10 years.  For the first many years, I did not know a good wine from a bad wine.  I liked crazy sweet wines and never really understood the art of tasting. 

Now, I have come to enjoy the complex flavors in wine, picking out each taste individually on the palate.  My favorites are deep bold reds but so many of these whites are surprising me and I find them particularly fun to pick out the flavors. 

If you haven’t had the opportunity to try the Woodbridge line by Robert Mondavi, you must find it and give it a whirl.  They are very reasonably priced at about $7.99 but taste like they should be so much more expensive. 


My latest tasting was the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.  The grapes for this wine for the most part come from the Lodi AVA in California which helps to give this wine a fresh fruit forward taste due to the cool evenings by the river. 

I had a hard time at first pinpointing what it was I was tasting.  A vibrant citrus flavor along side something a little different.  Turns out it is a combination of  pineapple and gooseberry.  The combination is wonderful! 

This wine is a perfect wine for pairing with a light snack or meal. Fresh fruits, salads, chicken or fish.  We actually enjoyed this bottle with our lunch!  

If you are headed out for a BBQ this summer, go on and grab a bottle of this Sauvignon Blanc and bring it along.  It’s a wine everyone will enjoy! 


2012 Sauvignon Blanc

77% Sauvignon Blanc & 23% White Varietals

.65g Total Acid

.25% Residual Sugars

3.31 pH

12.9% Alcohol

English: Oak wine barrels at the Robert Mondav...
English: Oak wine barrels at the Robert Mondavi vineyard, Oakville, Califorian USA (Napa Valley) (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Take a look at the official Robert Mondavi Winery website for more details about the wine and where to buy. 

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