Monday, September 9, 2013

Modest Monday - Wines Under $10: Laurent Reverdy Sancerre
Laurent Reverdy Sancerre 2010
Loire Valley, France

This weekend I went through my whole wine collection -- cataloging and organizing -- and I found something unexpected! I've been holding onto this Sancerre for years, thinking it was high-end. It turns out I bought it at the Joe for $9.99. Time to pop this puppy open!

Review: This Sauvignon Blanc is light and easy. On the nose I get aromas of lemon zest, herbs and a hint of gooseberries. It's dry on the palate with flavors of citrus and herbs. It's not overly grassy -- just a touch. The acidity is a little high, but not too out of balance. The wine has a light body and super short finish. 

I wish there was some minerality and some more fruit... Really, I just want more overall. More flavor. More intensity. This is definitely a watered down Sancerre. Even though I find it lacking, if I were hunting for a super simple and not too grassy Sauvignon Blanc this would fit the bill. 

Food Pairing: To be honest, I paired this with a bowl of cereal. But for an actual meal this would be great with an omelet or frittata.

Bottom Line: Definitely not the most expressive Sancerre on the planet, but it'll do.

Wine Geekery:
  • VINTAGE: 2010
  • PLACE: Sancerre AOC  (Appellation d'Origine Contrôlée)
  • GRAPE: 100% Sauvignon Blanc
  • BOOZE: 12.5% 
  • CELLAR: Drink now

Where did I get it? Trader Joe's
What's the damage? Low Price

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