Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Sonoma and Napa Sauvignon Blanc

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Wine Finds: Sonoma and Napa Sauvignon Blanc

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One of the best ways to entice grocery shoppers to buy a wine that's not on their radar is to give them a taste. That was certainly the case recently when I made an after-work stop at Dierbergs to pick up a few items. While I was rapidly steering toward the dairy department, I was offered a sample of the Rodney Strong Estate Vineyards Charlotte's Home Sauvignon Blanc. Wine wasn't on my shopping list that night, but it only took one sip to persuade me to grab a bottle. The wine is compared below with a Napa Valley sauvignon blanc from the well-regarded Markham Vineyards.

RODNEY STRONG ESTATE VINEYARDS 2015 CHARLOTTE'S HOME SAUVIGNON BLANC, NORTHERN SONOMA, SONOMA COUNTY

Bought * Dierbergs, 8450 Eager Road, in November for $10.99

Description * Clean and crisp, this aromatic wine is reminiscent of a Bordeaux blanc. Scoring 90 points from Wine Spectator, it has a refreshing acidity and combines citrus and tropical fruit flavors with the right amount of grassiness and herbs. …

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