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The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a wine I found selling for $9.99. The Sand Point brand of wine is part of the Lange Twins Family Winery and Vineyards located in Acampo, California inside the Lodi AVA.
The Lange Twins are 5th generation farmers whose families started working the land in the 1870s. The family bought their first vineyard over 100 years ago and today owns several vineyards in different sections of Lodi and as well as a vineyard in the Clarksburg AVA.
The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is a part of their affordable line of wines, they also have Reserve and single vineyard wines as well as two other brand wines.
The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is certified sustainable by both California and Lodi.
The Lange Twins Winery offers tasting notes but not technical notes so we do not have data on how this Sauv Blanc was produced. But most Sauvignon Blanc wines in this price range are fermented and aged in stainless steel tanks. These are wines that do not need a lot of winemaker intervention.
Family-owned wineries and vineyards are common in Lodi. These families have owned the land for decades if not well over one hundred years. The wineries also have been built and have been operating for decades. While operating a winery is expensive, Lodi has advantages in that the land and facilities are often long since paid for.
This means you have families with a great understanding of their vineyards who have decades of experience producing their wines. They can produce excellent wines and still offer attractive pricing. The alcohol content is 13%.
The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 Tasting Notes
The color is pale wheat beer yellow. The nose is melon, lemon, anjou pear, followed by peach, apple, soft spice, and a little tropical fruit. The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is sleek and long, with a touch of sweet fruit on the mid-palate, though this is a dry wine.
The Sauvignon Blanc tastes like melon, creamy apple, pear, and lemon. The mid-palate adds stone fruit, dusty spices, and sweet pineapple. The acidity allows the flavors to unfold and is well-balanced.
On a side note: the acidity in affordable California wines has been uniformly very good. It was only a few years ago when value-priced wines could have sharp out-of-balance acidity, those days are gone.
- The Sand Point Sauvignon Blanc 2021 is an excellent daily driver Sauvignon Blanc.
- Well-priced and full of interesting flavors.