Dyed in the Wool Sauv Blanc was my introduction to Sauv Blancs in general. Much like how the Beatles were my introduction to music and the Ghostbusters my introduction to cinema, this brand has a special place in my heart.
I like sour beverages. I always have. In fact, my favorite non-alcoholic beverage is unsweetened grapefruit juice, which not a whole lot of people would say.
Dyed in the Wool tastes quite a bit like grapefruit juice.
This New Zealand brand packs multiple citrus fruits into the Sauv Blanc, with the sour ones shining through. It’s crisp, clean, and doesn’t have an aftertaste to speak of.
With Sauv Blancs the main area for variation is exactly how sour they are and how much you can taste the alcohol. With Dyed in the Wool, the sour factor is high, and the alcohol taste is minimal, making it all the more refreshing.
Like other Sauv Blancs, this one goes well with spicy food. But it also serves as a pleasing beverage to sip on the porch on a warm evening.
4 out of 5 strikes