Wine Review: Rodney Strong 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Rodney Strong 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

Rodney Strong 2008 Sauvignon Blanc

After getting some feedback from some of our readers, we’re going to try a slightly different format here. In a word:



Good pale with green hues; viscous; thick.


Manure, green and unripe fruit; hard plums; acidic honeydew; tart lime; thyme; basil. There is no grass or herbaceous notes here as with many popular New Zealand Sauv. Blancs. There even seemed to be a bit of oak, God help us.


Bright, but not so crisp. No metal, but there is some minerality and very flamboyant acid. Creamy lime from the oak after only 1 year is pretty amazing. Viscous, in fact a bit too thick for a Sauvignon Blanc. Good fruit and good balance of alcohol. Once the wine warms a bit, you will taste some good tropicals (coconut, pineapple, mango). Honestly, once it was less chilled, we thought it was Chardonnay.

With Food

Great as a starter wine, with cheeses, nuts and fruits. This would also work with fish and, surprisingly, with shellfish and butter as well.

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One Response to “Wine Review: Rodney Strong 2008 Sauvignon Blanc”

  1. […] Fried or Sauteed = Crisper whites like Sauvignon Blanc or even a Pinot Grigio. You want the acid that these bring to cut through the oil required to fry or saute chicken. Try the Planeta Bianco or Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc. […]

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