2012 Rodney Strong “Charlotte’s Home” Sauvignon Blanc

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The nose shows melon, baked pears, and a hint of mango. The palate starts with a burst of tropical fruit and melon, then shifts quickly to citrus fruits on the mid-palate. It is a ride through flavors, passion fruit and melon, then white grapefruit and key lime. Fresh-cut grass underlies all the fruits, and light white florals float above them, all hanging from a backbone of bright acids. Drink with very peppery southern fried chicken. Highly Recommended. 90 points.

WHO: Rodney Strong
WHAT: Sauvignon Blanc
WHERE: California, Sonoma County, Northern Sonoma
DESIGNATION: Charlotte’s Home
WHEN: 2012