P7130062It has been a little while since I last posted a review, so I thought it was high time I get some tasting notes out into the wild. Tonight I'm drinking a little desert wine that I picked up on my recent visit to Spokane, the 2007 Lone Canary Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc.

Lone Canary was the last stop on my recent winery tour with fellow bloggers, Eric Hwang (Bricks of Wine) and Josh Wade (Drink Nectar). We had tasted several of the wines produced at the winery, and as what seemed like an afterthought, we were served this wine. After smelling the wine, Eric and I looked at each other with eyebrows raised, and went back in for another sniff.

937_0755The color of this unconventional desert wine is a gorgeous dark yellow, one the verge of a light amber. On the nose this wine hits you with honey and concentrated pear and peach aromas, and cut grass and green tea overtones. The mouthfeel is creamy and viscous, leading into a palate that is full of honey and big time green tea, with a touch of lime and over-ripe grapes. The wine is certainly sweet, as you would expect in a late harvest wine, but feels balanced and I would certainly not call it cloying (and not just because I hate the word "cloying").

 

The kicker with this wine is in the price. When I asked what the price point was, and was told that it was $15, Eric and my eyebrows went up again, and we both made our way to the register to buy a couple of bottles to take home. This is one of the most interesting desert wines that I've tasted, and at an extremely reasonable price. I would absolutely buy this wine again, and would certainly recommend it to anyone who is able to get their hands on it.

Just the facts -

Wine Color: White (Very dark white)
Sweet/Dry: Sweet
Balanced? Well balanced
Alcohol: 11%
Primary flavors/aromas: Honey, green tea, and pears
Price: $15.00