About This Wine
The Paso Robles region is known primarily for its red wine varieties.
Old Train Depot’s 2008 Sauvignon Blanc could change that. In an area of California’s Central Coast that has become famous for Zinfandel and Cabernet Sauvignon, Old Train’s vintner has crafted a prototypical Sauvignon Blanc that rivals a vast majority made in the state.
A traditional approach was taken in assembling the cuvee, with a little more than one-tenth portion of Semillon added to tame some of the Sauvignon Blanc’s more aggressive characteristics. The Semillon basically wipes out the herbaciousness while lending nice shading to the fresh-cut grass impression.
That grassy nuance, of course, is restricted to the wine’s aroma. As for its flavor, well, that’s all about the fruit, with notes of pineapple, guava and citrus combining to create a refreshing mouthfeel. It’s one of those wines that seemingly begs for another sip... with you being gratefully at its mercy. It also will make you think twice about wine from Paso Robles.
About Sauvignon Blanc
Notable "grassy" aroma, often with notes of apple and citrus fruits. High acidity. Can amaze as a late harvest wine, with rich and complex flavors.
- Grape Composition:88% Sauvignon Blanc, 11% Semillon & 1% Other Varieties
- Grape Source:Primarily California’s Paso Robles Growing Region
- Aromas & Flavors:Fresh-Cut Grass, Pineapple, Guava, Citrus and Minerals
- When to Drink:Now Through Mid-2011
- Food Pairing Suggestionseared scallops, or peel-and-eat shrimp.