One of my Top Wines of 2009 Under $15, was the 2008 Yellow+Blue Rosé, an organic wine from Spain, packaged in a Tetra Pak. Previously, Yellow+Blue Wines only had a Malbec, Rosé, and Torrontes but have recently added a Sauvignon Blanc. It is so new, that it has not yet even been added to their website.
I was sent a sample of their new 2009 Yellow + Blue Sauvignon Blanc, which is from the Central Valley of Chile. The wine is made of 100% Sauvignon Blanc, is certified organic and has an alcohol content of only 12.7%. The grapes are hand harvested and the wine is fermented in stainless steel using indigenous yeast.
This wine is like biting into a fresh, juicy grapefruit. It has a nice golden color, with hints of green, and the nose gives a prominent grapefruit smell. It is a crisp, bright wine with plenty of grapefruit flavor. There are a few subtle hints of other fruits beneath the grapefruit, but it is difficult to determine exactly what they were. There are no grassy notes, so it is not like a typical New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc but instead is more French in style.
I paired this wine with some homemade salt cod cakes, and it was a nice pairing. This is a wine, with bright acidity, that goes well with seafood. It would also make a good summer wine. I much prefer this style of Sauvigon Blanc, rather than those of New Zealand. But, you better enjoy grapefruit, which is such a prominent flavor, if you are going to drink this wine. My favorite remains their Rosé, but this makes for a pleasant change of pace.