Blind tasting review
Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc
Barefoot Sauvignon Blanc

Style Light white New World Country USA (CA) Price $7
Vintage tasted NV Grapes Sauvignon Blanc

Overview To hear our blind tasters speak about this wine, you’d think they were discussing a pricey white Bordeaux rather than an inexpensive American Sauv Blanc from one of the most ubiquitous of producers. They were particularly taken with the minerality of this one—a term used to suggest that hard-to-define sense of wet rock after a rain or just to describe those “clean” qualities that clearly aren’t fruit, earth, or vegetables (or animals—20 questions anyone?). Minerality is one of our favorite qualities in a white wine—finding it in a mass-produced, inexpensive wine is always exciting.

Nose It’s minerally and nutty—not what we’d expect from this producer, but we’re not complaining.

Mouth It’s got nice acid (as a Sauv Blanc should), and it avoids the excesses of some New Zealand Sauv Blancs.
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