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Indeed, National Sauvignon Blanc Day will be over before you know it. It’s sort of like waiting for Christmas and then ‘poof’ it’s gone.

Okay, a tad too much sarcasm. I actually like these national (fill in the blank) wine days. It’s a chance to read bloggers and wine writers musings on a particular varietal. I’m not sure anyone outside the wine world knows there is a National Sauvignon Blanc day, or Cab, Merlot, or Chardonnay Day. But there are such holidays.

Correct label, but I drank the 2009

This is largely the creation of social media wine writers. That’s those of us who dally regularly in Facebook, Twitter, and blogging. If you search the tag I’ve put in the headling #SauvBlanc you’ll find Facebook postings, blogs, and Tweets all about Sauvignon Blanc today.

Who could come up with this but self-absorbed, narcissistic, attention-seeking wine writers? Well, I guess those adjectives are all redundant. But it is sort of fun.

I opened a really great Santa Barbara Winery 2009 Sauvingon Blanc from the Santa Ynez Valley in Central California. I paid $11.99 at Cork and Cracker in Indy for this dynamite and lighter-bodied SauvBlanc.

The wine has strong citrus with floral hints, and a pretty mild acidic finish. But it’s a nice change of pace from the bigger more powerfully acidic Sauv Blanc wines. And at $12 it’s a crazy good value. This is wine that would be fabulous with white fish and really light summer dishes. And the mild acidity makes it a perfect sipper for hot days.

I’d give the wine a Highly Recommended rating as a value and delicous Sauvingon Blanc.

Oh, Happy Sauvignon Blanc Day!

I wonder if there is a National Table Grape day?

Hmmmm ……..

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