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Wine Recommendation

Bargetto Winery 2006 Sauvignon Blanc  (Monterey County)

Bargetto Winery

2006 Sauvignon Blanc
(Monterey County)

Interestingly enough, the nose on this wine has a lovely Riesling-like white-gloved, automotively inclined come-on: Yes,there is a distinctive and attractive bit of petrol. Along with fuselly hints, there are sufficient tropical juicyfruit aromas to prepare you for a rich style of wine. And that’s where it gets interesting.

All those tropical promises are not quite met on the palate: and that’s a good thing, as Sauvignon Blanc should be lean, limey and racy, at least in my book. The flavors in Bargetto’s Sauvignon Blanc are divine, with key lime, apricots, peaches and nectarines, plus some very fine crisp pears in the core. This is a juicy, wonderful libation that never gives up its nefariously nectarine-infused personality. On the long and lovely finish, you might also find some graceful quince, along with a pleasing finalé of distinctive mineralé.

Reviewed November 9, 2007 by Laura Ness.

The Wine

Winery: Bargetto Winery
Vintage: 2006
Wine: Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation: Monterey County
Grape: Sauvignon Blanc
Price: 750ml $14.00

Review Date: 11/9/2007

The Reviewer

Laura Ness

A wine writer and wine judge for major publications and competitions around the country, Laura Ness likens wine to the experience of music. She is always looking for that ubiquitous marriage of rhythm, melody, and flawless execution. What is good music? You know it when you get lost in it. What is good wine? It is music in your mouth.