Wine Tasting Note:Ironstone Vineyards Honeywood Sauvignon Blanc, 2005, Lodi, California.
Listed at Tesco for £5.99.
Green and clean. An unassuming, not overly complex aroma with a fleeting hint of passionfruit. Palate is light and crisp with simple green apple flavours. None of the minerality you can find in Loire and New Zealand Sauvignon’s but a gentle, lightly creamy palate. It struggled when served with a creamy potato gratin so the recommendation is for something more delicate – baked fish or salads perhaps.
The Honeywood wines are produced at the Ironstone Vineyards by British winemaker Dominic Hentall. He has been working in California for the last 6 years.
Scribblings Rating – 86/100