Oyster Bay Sauvignon Blanc, 2014
Patrick: “Wow. Well, it’s not hiding any of the characteristics of a Sauvignon Blanc. There’s this kind of grassy gooseberry flavor, which you get a lot with Sauvignon Blanc. Grapefruit rind—all those flavors are still very dominant—and oftentimes there’s a cat pee kind of flavor in there, too. With the bubbles, the alcohol level seems more intrusive. This is only 13 percent alcohol, but it feels a little hotter."
Jeremy: "I can see what you mean with the grapefruit, but I don't think I've ever eaten gooseberries before. Do geese eat them?"
Comparable to champagne: "No. It has bubbles, but it’s not intensely bubbly.”