Beside the fact that this particular choice was only $6.99 for a 750ml bottle, you’ve got to give points to a wine that has two bears in a row boat having a conversation on their label. Even more noteworthy, there are at least 5 different conversations between the bears.
The Bear Boat Sauvignon Blanc carries the Alexander Valley appellation on the label, a subset of Sonoma straddling the Russian River. They are owned by Remy Cointreau, a French concern probably more known for Cognacs, Brandies, and Liquers.
Sauvignon Blancs range, in character, from a vegetal, “green” taste to more a citrus, fruit style. The Bear Boat has a hint of “grassy”, but is much more lemon, pineapple, grapefruit tasting. Very light golden- green, nearly clear in the glass, light on the tongue as well. Enough acidity to notice, but quite easy to drink. There is an oak note as well. Refreshing, and good. A very good value.