Angeline Sauvignon Blanc 2008

Angeline_SB08_bottleshotAngeline is an interesting 2nd label from the Martin Ray Winery. The bottles/labels are attractive. The wines are well-priced. They come from more specific and respected appellations (Russian River Valley, Alexander Valley, Sonoma) than many wines in the same price range, which are often just California or Central Coast. Let’s check out the Sauvignon Blanc.

Producer: Angeline (2nd label of Martin Ray)

Grapes: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

Appellation: Russian River Valley (AVA, California)

Vineyard: no info

Winemaking: no info

Alcohol: 13.9%

Price: $9.99 on special at HEB in Austin (regular price is more like $12-13)

My tasting notes: This wine starts with a nicely layered nose of melon, lime, some tropical notes and a faint bit of greenness that makes me think of fresh snow peas. On the palate, the flavors are of ripe honeydew and spices. It manages to seem crisp and plush at the same time.

Overall impression: Good value here. A pretty complex nose and nice, clean flavors. At $10, this is better than most California whites I’ve had at similar  price. B/B-

Free Association: Easy and pleasant. Like this duet from Kasey Chambers and Shane Nicholson.

More info:

This wine got a 90 from Wine Enthusiast.

A few tasting notes at CellarTracker.

2 comments to Angeline Sauvignon Blanc 2008

  • From the looks of the bottle, it is either empty or a very pale color. Did you pair it with food? Sounds yummy!

  • Jim/VINEgeek

    In the glass it’s not quite as pale as it looks in the bottleshot above. I had it with a fried shrimp po-boy & onion rings. Not a classic pairing, but not bad. The crispness played nicely with the fried food and it wasn’t so light as to get overwhelmed. All in all, this is a solid ‘house white’ if you can find it around $10.

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