Wine of the Week: Chateau Timberlay Bordeaux Blanc 2012

Happy Wine Wednesday! I’m in between not wanting to rush the summer but wanting to have the weekend back again, pretty much always. Add to that the trip to Sonoma that we booked back in May, and well, I have had a hard time concentrating whenever I am inside.

Luckily, work has been busy and fun, and I  have a lot of blog stuff happening, including a few tasty wine samples I get to share with friends and wine reviews to share with all of you.

Chateau Timberlay Bordeaux Blanc 2012

This Chateau Timberlay White Bordeaux is this week’s Wine of the Week because it is, like many of the wines I have featured, a perfect summer wine. I don’t drink Bordeaux wines enough, and I am always so glad when I receive an introduction such as this one.

Chateau Timberlay is one of the oldest chateau in Bordeaux produces estate grown Bordeaux wines with an ecological and terroir driven philosophy. This right bank property in Saint-Andre-du Cuzbac sits right at the 45th parallel, exactly equidistant between the equator and the North Pole in ideal vine growing terroir. (source)

I loved the yellow/green color of this wine; it reminded me of spring flowers. The wine is made of 60% Sauvignon Blanc and 40% Semillion grapes, giving it both floral notes as well as some citrus notes and a gentle acidity. We actually paired this with a dandelion green salad with a honey balsamic dressing, and the acidity and lemony flavors helped to balance out the bitterness of the greens. Delicious!

This wine was sent to me as a sample; all opinions are my own.

You may have also noticed a new widget on my left sidebar. I am excited to be helping The Wine Road of Northern Sonoma to help promote California Wine Month, which is the month of September. I’m excited to share events and information on California Wine Month and perhaps even to get you all to try new California wines.

Enjoy the day!

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