Sunday, June 3, 2018

Wine Review: Bridge Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2017

June is Bridge Lane & Lieb Cellars Month on!

Bridge Lane Sauvignon Blanc 2017

Bridge Lane is the entry level label for Lieb Cellars out of Long Island and I've got a whole month of both their wines lined up.  One of the cool things about Bridge Lane is that it comes in all sorts of sizes, and you can see each size drawn on the label. From left to right: bottles, boxes, cans, and kegs. Yup. Kegs!

I've had a great relationship with Lieb Cellars for four years now and their wines have been on this blog many times. To learn more about both Lieb Cellars and Bridge Lane, check out my article A Brief History of Lieb Cellars - On the North Fork of Long Island, New York from 2016. With everything you need to know about them there I'm gonna jump right into the reviews. Click here to see all of the reviews done so far this month.

This is 100% Sauvignon Blanc from New York State. Yeast strain EC-1118: Prise De Mousse was used for twenty-seven days of fermentation at 60°F before the wine spent three months in stainless steel tanks. It saw no maceration or no malolactic fermentation. Harvest was in September of 2017, bottling was in January of 2018, and it has a 12% ABV.

Just eleven days away from being exactly one year ago today I reviewed the 2016 vintage of Sauvignon Blanc and I came to the conclusion that it was approachable and fun, and gave it a Satisfying (3/5) for the $18 price tag. The 2017 that I'm reviewing right now is three dollars cheaper at $15. I think that's a better suited price for Bridge Lane's wines, honestly.

Let's do this. The bottle has a screwcap as an enclosure and the wine is a pale straw yellow. On the nose there's aromas of lemon candy, melon, quinine, and a pinch of fresh green herbs. It's lighter bodied than its 2016 predecessor but it does still have that creaminess on its mouthfeel with zippy acidity. The flavors on the palate are also more laid back and less aggressive than the previous vintage. A mellow lemon follows melon and pear, and they're just hanging out making it a relaxing experience instead of a tart and energetic one.

Again... approachable and fun for everyone. Unless you're under 21. I see you reading this blog post, Emily. I'm telling your mother.

Price: $15
Rating: 3/5 = Satisfying (what does that mean?)

The bottle used was supplied free of charge for the purpose of this review. To have your wine reviewed follow this link.


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