2008 Stratus Sauvignon Blanc | Niagara-on-the-Lake
My buddy brought this over, the same night I was taking another look at Napa cab. This friend, my old roommate from university, had just returned from a long day in Niagara wine country. Yes, so much fun, rented limo and all that taking them all over Niagara. Drinking and partying. So classy, so epic . . . and remind me, what was it in celebration of? Oh right. I remember now, amid all my hazy recollection of what he told us that evening. Right, good for you guys, lots of fun.
My friend was nice enough to remember us less fortunate who weren't invited, to bring a bottle that he picked up. I'm not overly ecstatic about Stratus wines (something about their wine philosophy), but their sauvignon blanc is a winner. Easily mistaken for a dry white Bordeaux, it has also the varietal character, with good extracted acidity to make a definitive impression on your palate. It's a very good wine, even if the Niagara part of it may be obscured.
A big thanks to my friend, who was generous enough to share this with us. I'm too old, too fucking tired to be bullshitting around with people, so it's nice to have friends who are straight up about things. Thanks buddy, I owe you a good dinner.
Can you tell I've been drinking :)