2010 Grieve Sauvignon Blanc


2010 Grieve Sauvignon Blanc

$42 (retail) Wine Club pricing reflected in receipt

Here’s something unusual and for me, refreshing:  Grieve Family Winery makes one wine and one wine only:  of all the varietals in the world, they make sauvignon blanc.  That makes a lot of sense to me. . .do one thing and do it well.  But sauvignon blanc?

Just so happens that winery owner and commercial real estate mogul, David Grieve, moved from San Francisco to a house on 10 acres in Sonoma, and it was adjacent to a 60-acre sauvignon blanc vineyard.  He warmed up to the varietal, explored examples of the varietal and ended up expanding his estate to 70 acres.

So just how good is this juice?  Well, if you’re in NYC, it’s on the wine lists of Per Se and Tribeca Grill.  If you’re in Palm Beach, enjoy a bottle at The Breakers; in Napa, pick up a bottle at The French Laundry.

And, oh yeah, you can get it at Carpe Vino, too!

Winery Tasting Notes:  “We were fortunate to have all of both lots make it into the final blend that is a bit reminiscent of our 2008 vintage. The nose jumps out of the glass with aromas of grapefruit, lemongrass, fresh spring hay, honeydew melon, toasted pine nuts and hyacinth. The mouthfeel of the wine is very bright and quite crisp, featuring beautiful acidity in the wine. That crispiness drives flavors of spring flowers, hyacinth, grapefruit, kaffir lime and cardamom. The beauty of this wine is the amazing mouth-watering freshness mixed with exotic flavors and a truly astonishingly long finish that lingers and lingers!”

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