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Old 02-03-2010, 02:52 PM
 
Location: DC
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My roommate and I opened a bottle of Oak Leaf Sauvignon Blanc last night, and noticed that it tasted like green peppers (the sweet kind). This is the second SB that I've had with this vegetable-y flavor in the past month or so, but I've never experienced it before. Is this a new thing, or have I just happened to miss it?

I should mention that we're not the type of people to sense subtle flavors in wine, so it's a pretty strong taste.
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Old 02-03-2010, 04:55 PM
 
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My roommate and I opened a bottle of Oak Leaf Sauvignon Blanc last night, and noticed that it tasted like green peppers (the sweet kind). This is the second SB that I've had with this vegetable-y flavor in the past month or so, but I've never experienced it before. Is this a new thing, or have I just happened to miss it?

I should mention that we're not the type of people to sense subtle flavors in wine, so it's a pretty strong taste.
I've not had that particular wine. But if it differs from other bottles of that same wine you've had, then 2 things may have occurred.

1. You're drinking different vintages
2. It's a bulk wine. (which I think it is) So it's possible a mixture of different wines from different wineries. So all bets are off.


Since the taste is somewhat sweet, it's not likely cork rot.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:31 PM
 
Location: DC
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Thanks. I was wondering if this is a new "trend" or something (like oak v. steel barrels for Chardonnay), since I'd never tasted it before the two wines I mentioned. I can't remember what winery/vinyard the first one was from. I just know that there's a 99.9% chance it was a bottle from Trader Joe's and was under $6.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:46 PM
 
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Most of that stuff at TJ's is bulk wine. (The under 7.00 especially)

If you're looking for a great bargain line of vintage wines, go with anything from the Ste. Michelle Family

These WA wines are all great bargains and consistently highly rated and very good. The Red Diamond Chardonnay is better than most Chards at triple the price.

Red Diamond (Merlot, Chardonnay and Cabernet) all can be had for 6.00 on sale. And they are all terrific
Snoqualmie (Syrah, Chardonnay, Merlot-Cab,) As above
Columbia Crest The Two Vines line (Chardonnay, Merlot, Shiraz and Cabernet,) As above

Look for sales at large grocery stores or liquor stores. You'll find some of them at Costco as well.
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Old 02-03-2010, 07:50 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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Since the taste is somewhat sweet, it's not likely cork rot.
Sauvignon Blanc is not a sweet wine at all.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:11 PM
 
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Sauvignon Blanc is not a sweet wine at all.
The problem is, when you're talking about bulk wine, all bets are off.
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Old 02-03-2010, 08:27 PM
 
Location: Silver Springs, FL
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The problem is, when you're talking about bulk wine, all bets are off.
But even a bulk wine such as Gallo Twin Valley Sauvignon Blanc is not even slightly sweet.
SV is one of my faves, and I've had it all the way from the cheap to the high end.
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Old 02-03-2010, 09:39 PM
 
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But even a bulk wine such as Gallo Twin Valley Sauvignon Blanc is not even slightly sweet.
SV is one of my faves, and I've had it all the way from the cheap to the high end.
When it comes to whites for everyday drinking, domestic Chards are far more interesting, complex and satisfying in my view.
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Old 02-03-2010, 10:14 PM
 
Location: Murrayville, Georgia
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My roommate and I opened a bottle of Oak Leaf Sauvignon Blanc last night, and noticed that it tasted like green peppers (the sweet kind). This is the second SB that I've had with this vegetable-y flavor in the past month or so, but I've never experienced it before. Is this a new thing, or have I just happened to miss it?

I should mention that we're not the type of people to sense subtle flavors in wine, so it's a pretty strong taste.

Umm, sounds yummy...
That's why I stick with Budweiser Longnecks...
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Old 02-03-2010, 11:13 PM
 
Location: Cali
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Sauvignon Blanc is not a sweet wine at all.
Sweet wine to me is Manischevits.lol
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