2011 Andis Sauvignon Blanc – Review

By Duane Pemberton
Winery website: http://www.andiswines.com

Sauvignon Blanc continues to be a crowd-pleasing white wine and for good reason. It’s clean finish makes it go extremely with with a variety of vegetarian and seafood dishes. This gem from Andis drinks very well and is one you should check out.

Technical Data:

  • Varietal Composition: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • Appellation: Amador County
  • Harvest Date: Sept 14th and 16th, 2011
  • PH: 3.32
  • Bottling Date: Jan 5, 2012
  • Alcohol %: 12.9
  • Price: $19

Nose: Very nice combination of grass, grapefruit, pear, honeysuckle and straw-mixed with fresh melon.

Taste: This is a Sauvignon Blanc that is very much not in the style of New Zealand in that it doesn’t “kill you with grass” but has enough of it to let you know what its varietal is. It’s more driven in the style of tropical fruit and citrus. Nice acid, body, mouthfeel and finish make this a wine that’s diverse enough to take-on fresh seafood or even some asian cuisines.