The Random Samples
It is time for another edition of “Random Samples”–I occasionally get samples from marketing agencies and/or producers, and these can often be grouped together into some sort of over-arching theme: Drink Them and It Will Come, Summer is Here, So That Means (More) Rosé, If It Doesn’t Sparkle, It Doesn’t Matter.
Other times, I get just a bottle or two that do not have any apparent connection or link. Instead of holding on to those bottles until the “right” combination comes along, I decided to link all these “random” bottles together, making their own category (and, being the math geek that I am, “random sample” has a bit of a double entendre.
2019 Domaine Bousquet Sauvignon Blanc, Tupungato, Mendoza, Argentina: Retail $12. It has been a few vintages now that I have sampled through Domaine Bousquet’s line. I have always been impressed, particularly with this Sauvignon Blanc, made with organic grapes. This iteration is solid as well: grassy and tropical on the nose with guava and a hint of funk (and I love the funk). The palate is juicy, but maybe a bit thin on the mid-palate. The wine finishes a bit short, but it is quite tart and fruity. Very Good. Very Good. 87–89 Points.