AG Pick Under $10: 2009 John B. Sauvignon Blanc-Colombar

If you’re looking for sunshine in a bottle with a price tag that will have you beaming, you’ll find it in the 2009 John B. Sauvignon Blanc-Colombar.  This wine comes from the Rietvallei Wine Estate, a family-owned winery in the Western Cape of South Africa.

John B. WhiteColombar, also known as Colombard or French Colombard, is a white wine grape that is grown in both the New and Old World wine regions.  In France it is among the permitted varietals in White Bordeaux and it can be used to make Cognac or Armagnac.  Often blended to add acidity, Colombar produces fresh and crisp white wines.

The John B. Sauvignon Blanc-Colombar is a fresh and fruity dry wine that you can enjoy any day of the week.  It opens with an inviting floral bouquet and fills your mouth with flavors of crisp lemon, white grapefruit, tropical fruits and a hint of minerals.  Well balanced acidity gives the wine a zesty, lingering finish.

This versatile white is a great match for seafood, salads and Asian cuisine.  It’s perfect for your next outdoor picnic — and you won’t need a corkscrew because it has a screw cap!

A bottle of the 2009 Rietvallei Estate John B. Sauvignon Blanc-Colombar is a great deal at $8.