2022 Groom Sauvignon Blanc, Adelaide Hills, Australia (750ml)
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A Monthly Wine Club Selection
Pale yellow. Aromas of tangy citrus, green apple and a touch of jalapeño. The light-bodied palate bursts with zesty acidity and vibrant tropical fruit flavors of passion fruit, mango, papaya and lemon, with pronounced grassy and vegetal notes. The finish is zippy, with loads of mouthwatering acidity.
Daryl's Sauvignon Blanc is always delicious and a real crowd pleaser, as evidenced by its successful runs in our past wine clubs. 100% Sauvignon Blanc. The grapes were harvested and meticulously sorted before going to press. After fermentation, it was aged for a few months in stainless steel, to preserve that excellent acidity; the end result is a breezy, cool and dry Sauvignon Blanc that will make for an ideal spring and summer companion.
We have procured Groom wines for past wine club releases because they represent tremendous value for their remarkably high quality. And they are always really popular! Daryl Groom is an affable Aussie with a quick smile and rosy disposition. He also happens to be a seriously talented winemaker, and has been dubbed a “flying winemaker.” Daryl lives in Northern California where he makes wine for his California wine brand, Colby, his Sonoma wine label, DXG, and his San Francisco wine brand, Foggy Bridge. Leveraging the reversed seasons, he flies to Australia to make Groom Wines at his winery in the Barossa Valley. Daryl’s original claim to fame was as the Senior Winemaker at Penfolds, where he oversaw the production of the legendary Grange, including the 1986 vintage, considered one of the finest wines in the world. Longing to produce wine with his family under the Groom label, he and his wife purchased half of a 100-acre property next to Penfolds’ Kalimna vineyard and planted 42 acres to Shiraz in 1996. Besides Shiraz, or Syrah, Daryl’s other passions are Sauvignon Blanc and Zinfandel. Knowing that Sauvignon Blanc would not do well in the hot climate of Barossa, he planted a 20-acre vineyard in the cool climate appellation of Adelaide Hills, from where he makes this lively wine.