I think it gets a little scary when you choose a not so good wine for three consecutive nights. When the fourth night comes and you just get home from work and you are looking for a nice wine just to sip, watch a little TV and catch up on a little blog work, you check every bottle in the wine fridge and just can't decide for fear of failing again. That happened this week. But, halllelujah, tonight was a bit more successful.
Tonight I got home a little after 10 pm and went searching the fridge for a nice white wine to relax with. I pulled every bottle of white wine I had (about 20). I passed over many of my favorites before keeping out a Billsboro Winery Sauvignon Blanc 2008.
Billsboro Winery was opened as Geneva's first winery in the spring of 2000 by Bob Pool and Jennifer Morris and is home to 26 acres of rolling hills, vineyards and forest. It is now owned by local winemaker, Vincent ("Vinny") Aliperti, and his wife Kim who plan to continue the Pool-Morris vision of a small, friendly, family-run vinifera winery.
I remembered commenting on an older post that this was may be the best Sauvignon Blanc I tasted outside of my favorites from New Zealand. As a friend of mine always says, "That's my story and I'm sticking to it." But, there are many differences.
The color is not like my NZ wines, which show a greenish tint. This one is a more golden in color.
The aromas are not tropical or grassy, but more of dry grapefruit with a little melon. There is no floral on the nose or palate, but a very nice grapfruit, lemon and mineral. The finish is not long, but not really short and very, very smooth. I think this would even be better with a shrimp cocktail, but for just sipping and relaxing, this wine is excellent.
I find many good Sauvignon Blanc's from New Zealand and Chile between $9 and $12. Some of the better ones between $12 and $20. Billsboro Sauvignon Blanc can be ordered from the winery for $16. Not a great buy, but...
Take it from an amateur wine lover.....Good Buy!