It’s week 4 of “Cocktail Month” for me over on The Southeast Valley Ledger and I’m excited to tell you about the Sauvignon Blanc from California Crush by Tyler Florence. For those of you who have been reading my column and blog for a while, you know that I am a huge fan of this celebrity chef. I was pretty excited last summer when I learned that he was launching three wines out of the Napa Valley area – a Custom Blended Red, a Pink Moscato, and this Sauvignon Blanc.
He partnered with Target and made the wines available there at the end of October 2013. Through Instagram and Twitter, his fans began taking photos of the wines they were finding at Target and hash tagging with #CaliforniaCrush. I, of course, had to jump in on the action and posted my photo on November 3rd of my husband holding the Red wine and got a “like” from Tyler on Instagram. I jumped on the bandwagon again with another photo of the Red on National Drink Wine Day and happily got another “like” from him on Instagram.
This crisp, slightly fruity, refreshing white is an excellent choice for summer. It is beautiful in color and deliciously clean on the palate. Coming in at $10.99 a bottle (at Target of course!) it’s a decent wine for the price.