Hernder Estates Fumé Blanc 2006

Little did I know that fumé Blanc is an accepted synonym for Sauvignon Blanc. This vintage could have fooled me because it tastes and smells nothing like a typical blanc, which may be good or bad depending on where your tastes lie.
For those who don’t (or can’t) drink red and need a toasty, smoky white to pair with a big dish, you could give this a try.
Tip: try this if you are a big fan of oaky whites
At a Glance
Taste melon, chalk
Smell smoky, lemon
Food grilled shrimp
Sweetness off dry
Price $13.95
Score 1.5

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One Response to “Hernder Estates Fumé Blanc 2006”

  1.  Ian on the Trent Says:

    My wife and I were at a casual wine tasting event a week ago and both of us were very impressed by this 2007 wine. I went to the winery on Saturday only to discover that they had no more of the 2007 left. None-the-less, I purchased a case of the 2011. (And another case of their 2009 Cabernet Franc, $16.95/750ml bottle. Excellent as well!).

    The 2011 is certainly younger and doesn’t seem to have as much oak as the 2007. This said, it was an excellent pairing with tonight’s supper: http://chefmichaelsmith.com/recipe/penne-with-smoked-salmon-cream-cheese-sauce/

    I will likely buy another case the next time I am in St. Catharines.

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