2008 Chateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Sec

The wine I was trying the end of last week was a French Sauvignon Blanc-Semillon mix, a 2008 Cheateau Haut Rian Bordeaux Sec.  It ran me in the $14 range.

This comes from Rions, which is SW of Bordeaux on the north bank of the Garonne River.  The grape blend is 65% Semiillon and 35% SB.  The bottle label describes the notes as 'pure and racy' (what does racy taste like?) with 'complex notes of melon, citrus and wet stone'.

My notes were rather poor, and it had to sit in the fridge 2 days after the first couple glasses; after 2 days, tasting notes aren't reliable.  What I did scribble down when I first opened it was I thought it tasted 'grapey', like the taste of eating whole grapes.  It certainly didn't have the wet meadow flavor of some SBs or the acidity of others.

It didn't blow me over, but not a bad dinner table white at a reasonable price.