Warm weather lends itself to a higher consumption of white wines and Rosé. Summer is also a time for a lot of BBQ’s and casual gatherings with family and friends. These events often call for some tasty wines that please the palate and the budget. Today I’ll look at a Sauvignon Blanc that fits the bill for me. The Beachhouse 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is a South African wine. In addition to Sauvignon Blanc (80%), a bit of Semillon (20%) was also blended in. This wine is widely available and has a suggested retail price of $11.99; if you shop around you can find it for a few dollars less. A Chardonnay, Pinot Grigio and Red Blend are also available under this label.
Aromas of lemon, lime and pears fill the fresh and vibrant nose of this Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is soft and appealing with white melon, citrus and spice notes in heavy supply. The finish is crisp with racy acidity and zingy mineral and spice notes. The generous dollop of Semillon adds to the structure and complexity of this wine. This is a fairly straightforward offering that presents lots of appealing flavors. It’ll work perfectly as a welcome wine or a porch sipper all summer long. At around $10 this is solid value.