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Feb 4, 2011 10:42 AM

Twomey Sauvignon Blanc

I have pretty much only enjoyed red wine since I started drinking wine about 5 years ago. I would like to try getting into whites, and an associate at a local liquor store recommended the 2008 Twomey Sauvignon Blanc as a good place to start (it was also 40% off normal price). Are there any thoughts out there about this particular wine?

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  1. I'll get back to you!! Sorry................ couldn't resist, jackbauer. ;o))

    Anyway................. Twomey makes maybe the besy Merlot I've ver had, and a very fine Pinot Noir too. Their website says the fruit is grown right next to their Merlot vineyards in Calistiga, and I've had some really good Sauv Blancs from the Central to Northern Napa Valley. If it's typical Napa SB it's going to be drier and not as citrusy as SBs from Australia or New Zealand you might have had. At $12 or so........ it's well worth a try.

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    1. re: Midlife

      Thanks! Now you have me looking for their Pinots! I ended up buying the wine and found it kind of grapefruity. How this compares to others I cannot say. I did like it quite a bit, though. ; )

      1. re: jackbauer

        Interesting re the grapefruity-ness. Napa SBs usually don't show the same strong grapefruit of say a Cloudy Bay from New Zealand. Can you compare it to that? If anything Napa SBs, if they do have a grapefruity quality, tend to exhibit more of the 'rind' than the fruit.

        1. re: Midlife

          Once I finished it, the grapefruit was definitely in the background hiding amongst other flavors, most notably melon. Unfortunately, they are discontinuing it and I got the last 3 bottles at the store, (13 bucks marked down from 28, so that was the best part.)

    2. I've not had their SB, but have sampled their reds. Well-made, so that SB should be, as well.

      I love good Napa (think all their fruit is Napa, but correct me, if I am wrong here) SB's, as they are a tad fruit-forward, and often pair much better with food, than say a lovely NZ SB might.

      I'd give it a try, and maybe with some sushi. I often pair the Groth Napa SB with sushi, and love it.