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Drink From A Jar Guy Wine Review: Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc, A Perfect Wine Gift

Updated on February 11, 2010

Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc Vintage 2008, And My Cat Valentine

Give yourself or your loved one a great wine gift from Bodega Antigal Whinery
Give yourself or your loved one a great wine gift from Bodega Antigal Whinery

Argentina can take pride in this great Sauvignon Blanc

Drink Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc From A Jar and join the revolution! Viva Bodega Antigal!
Drink Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc From A Jar and join the revolution! Viva Bodega Antigal!

Estimulo, that's what this economy needs, and a great drinkable white wine.

Estimulo, pronounced [es-TEE-moo-lo] this Sauvignon Blanc is named from the Spanish word for stimulus! The label describes it as, " A collection of wines from Argentina's foremost wine region whose appearance, aromas, structure and exquisite flavors stimulate the senses and increase one's enjoyment of life."

This is indeed a most stimulating Sauvignon Blanc. I find that immediately out of the bottle, this wine show's off it's most potent notes of minerals and hints of herbs. After a little time opening up, the wine smooths out into a sublime dancer of wonderful grape tones replete with the tiniest inoculation of citrus aroma. The ambient aroma of the wine is even more subtle, the perfect clean and crisp white for those looking for uncomplicated flavor. I found the acidity of this wine to fall on the the juicier side of sharpness.The color is a rich sunny white with legs that run fast along your glass.

I enjoyed this wine with some slices of mozzarella, which positively enhanced the smooth character of the wine, along with some spiced Buffalo ranch chips which the wine contrasted in a refreshing way. I would pair this wine with raw oysters, crab, or any white fish. Sauvignon Blanc's are known as one of the few wines that can pair well with sushi, which I can wholeheartedly agree with. However I would encourage anyone bold enough to try this white with a slow cooked beef roast or pork shoulder, why take the path most oft traveled?

I want to underscore once more that Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc, like all the wines from Bodega Antigal Whinery are aged in stainless steel vats, as opposed to oak. This route of wine-making encourages wines that rest easy and uncomplicated on one's palate. This might just be a great wine gift for someone who has threatened to buy wine in the past, but was afraid of the complexities or wandering nuances of some wines. In this Estimulo you will find a very approachable flavor, a wine that offers some of the textured character of a citrus wine, while still not being too sweet, nor too dry.

The winery is located in the Uco Valley of Tupungato at an elevation of between 2000 and 3000 feet above sea level offering cool nights and very hot days to lend a unique distinction to the varietals of Bodega Antigal Winery. So whether you are looking for a great wine gift for someone you love, or you just need to find a great drinkable wine, look twice at Estimulo Sauvignon Blanc and you'll be glad you found a new white wine to celebrate.

Check out another these other wine articles from Ben Zoltak:

Why Drink Wine From A Jar?

A Premium Beer Drinker's Wine That Celebrates The Blind



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      Ben Zoltak 7 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks Yudo for the acknowledgment, here's to many wine gifts in the future!

      Cheers!

      Ben

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      YudoRichardo 7 years ago

      I hope this articles helping for wine lovers, especially when they are looking for wine for gift.

      Yudo Richardo,

      http://www.rabbitwinebottleopener.com

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Bat! No sweat, didn't sound off key to me! Perfectly legit question about salmon, my answer is only my opinion though, I claim only to be an expert of my own liking, I hold no responsibility if the salmon combo doesn't fly! But it sounds good to me.

      Hey Mike: I am going to go ask my wife the retail on the Estimulo, be right back (step, step, step)...

      sorry bud no estimate at this time! But I will update this comment section when I get a price, this one is new in our local market. I'm guessing moderate maybe around $15/bottle. Which is moderate only in comparison to other wines, I have a feeling for people such as you and I that's a lot, seeing as my favorite six pack of beer goes for $8 and I only buy that on occasion!

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      Tim 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Forgive my last comment. not sure where my mind was.

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      Mike Lickteig 8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      Ben, you really know your wines. Makes me want to spend my next paycheck doin' some sampling!

      Just kidding--I wanted to do that before I read your hub.

      Just kidding again. Really.

      I do enjoy a good wine and have appreciated your reviews.

      Enjoy your day!

      Mike

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      bat: What doesn't go good with salmon, that's what I'm sayin'! Well maybe doing your taxes, but that's all. I'd say go for it, I think Estimulo Savignon Blanc would go real well with salmon, maybe some wild rice too.

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      Tim 8 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      so, this would not go well with salmon?

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks whcobb, I try to abide, what else can we do? Stay safe out there.

      Ben

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      William Cobb 8 years ago from Clarksville, TN

      Another good hub.... Still trying to help those who help me *wink, wink*. Take care bud... Hope you're earning more every day.

      William Cobb

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks Maita! I hope you find yourself in front of some Sauvignon Blanc soon!

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      prettydarkhorse 8 years ago from US

      from the jar LOL, love it and Sauvignon is always good in the throat..savvy, Thanks Ben, thumbs up, Maita

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks akirchner! I've been moving more and more into Sav Blanc's so I'm right there with you! I have several favorite jars to drink from, fancy mustard jars seem to come in the widest array of shapes and sizes!

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      Audrey Kirchner 8 years ago from Washington

      Love Sauvignon Blanc so must check it out! Love the drinking from a jar, too - would cut down on having all those pesky wine glasses and making sure you have the right one for the right wine!

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      Hello, hello, 8 years ago from London, UK

      Thank you for your good suggestion. I will look out for it. Thanks for the tip.

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks Bk, always a pleasure when you chime in! Caught my cat in mid yawn, she looks pretty fierce eh? Talking honey, I'll bet this Estimulo would pair well with anything with honey in it! Yum.

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      BkCreative 8 years ago from Brooklyn, New York City

      Love the kitty! And thanks for the wine suggestion. I always like a recommendation - and I have plenty of jars.

      Speaking of locally raised honey - it works wonders for allergies and hay fever - so sounds like a good suggestion for an asthma sufferer. There is always a natural way!

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      Ben Zoltak 8 years ago from Lake Mills, Jefferson County, Wisconsin USA

      Thanks Pamela, I hope that day does not come around for me. Have you tried locally raised honey for your asthma? I've heard of some people having success with it.

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      Pamela Oglesby 8 years ago from United States

      Ben, This sounds good but I can't drink wine due to the sulfates as I have asthma and I don't tolerate it. I used to only drink wine for an alcoholic beverage and miss it. Good hub.

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