On my way home from work today I bought a mixed case of wines to enjoy over the next few weeks. I bought them from a local retailer who has been very good to us and I felt like spreading a little love around. My only criteria were the wines had to be in the $15 range and they had to be something I'd never had. I certainly hope the rest of them are better than tonight's bottle.
I was initially drawn to the 2012 Cep Hopkins Ranch Sauvignon Blanc, Russian River Valley by the tall Alsace-shaped bottle. I don't think I've ever seen a Sauvignon Blanc bottled in one of these. Light pale color with brassy highlights. On the nose, sweetish lemon-lime notes with a hint of yeast. Smells like a flat Sprite; and I don't mean that as a compliment. The palate is flabby with more sweet-tart lemon-lime flavors. Just a train wreck. I really expected a lot more from this second label of Peay Vineyards. Reminds me of the odd 2009 O'Reilly's Pinot Gris. A bizarre, disappointing $18.
Consumed with leftover traditional Thanksgiving fare including turkey, dressing, mashed potatoes, gravy and sweet potato casserole