Once the weather gets warmer, I like a nice Sauvignon Blanc. What I have found, however, is that many have no flavor or character whatsoever. The Crossings is a delicious exception, and delivers tons of flavor at a very reasonable price.
If you’re going to try Sauvignon Blanc, make it one from New Zealand. This is the grape that put NZ wines on the map, and they’ve enjoyed worldwide prominence since the 1990s. The Crossings is a great example of Sauv Blanc, with nice citrus aromas, and juicy flavors of key lime, honeydew melon, and pink grapefruit. What I really liked about this was the dry, mineral finish. With pronounced fruit flavors like this, you need a crisp, dry finish, and The Crossings has that, as well as a bracing acidity which keeps the flavors perfectly balanced, and refreshing. The 2014 is a bargain at $15, if you can find it, and received 90 points from Wine Spectator. It was one of the wines we sampled at our last Wine Wednesday tasting party at Tavolo Wine Bar and Tuscan Grille, and was a crowd favorite.
On my five-cork scale based on taste and value, I give The Crossings 2014 Sauvignon Blanc 4 corks. If you can find a bottle, buy it. You’ll love it.
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