I enjoy Sauv Blancs. I find them very food friendly. There are lots of good ones for VERY reasonable money. Some good ones from New Zealand are smooth and elegant, some inexpensive ones from Chile are edgy and bold. With this background I gave this one a try.
Pale in color with minerality on the nose. On the mid pallet are some nice citrus flavors and some lemon. These build nicely on the finish. This is a sauv blanc right in the middle. Gentle and well made. For the price this wine is a good deal. Give it a try. I would give it an 88-89!
From the LCBO web site:
JACKSON-TRIGGS SAUV BLANC BLACK SERIES VQA LCBO 58438 | 750 mL bottle
Price: $ 13.95
Wine, White Wine 12.3% Alcohol/Vol.
Sugar Content : 1
Made in: Ontario, Canada By: Jackson-Triggs Winery
Pale straw colour; grapefruit, herbs and gooseberry on the nose; light, dry, refreshing acidity, and a long lemony finish.
I tried this one at the Sip and Savour event held last night at the Round House in Toronto, the Steam Whistle building. I was dieing to see the building. It is quite unique. The event on the other hand was not well done at all. On a dull and dreary rainy night there were few signs to lead me to the entrance. I did find Leons however 🙂 Once in side the building is poorly laid out for an event of this size. Couple in the fact it was WAY over sold and I was unimpressed with this event for the first time. Very disappointing. In addition, in the past, the food has been excellent and lots of it. This time the food was good but very small portions and not much of it. All in all this event took a MAJOR turn for the worse. I can only hope it improves next year. It’s a great chance to sample a lot of Ontario wineries in one venue. They even had a few from Prince Edward County!