Buttonwood Estate Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Santa Ynez Valley
Aromas of garden herbs mingle with lime blossom in this fusion of 92% Sauvignon Blanc (clones 1 and Musque) and 8% Sémillon. Ruby red grapefruit and key lime notes mingle with tinges of guava and the hazelnut-butter contribution from the Sémillon. Crisp, Fresh and versatile! Pairs perfectly with artichokes, asparagus and arugula with goat cheese.
Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc 2018$21.00
Steele Wines sources the Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc 2018 fruit from Dorn vineyards in Kelseyville. The Dorn family has been farming since 1965 and Steele has produced their Sauvignon Blanc from their vineyards for 25 years.
Winemaking for this varietal is straightforward. The grapes are picked early morning (before dawn), delivered in the coolest part of the morning, crushed and pressed off the skins. The juice is then settled for 24 hours and racked off the lees. The fermentation begins at a cool 50 degrees and finishes up about 3 weeks later. The stainless-steel fermentation and aging preserves the freshness of this wine.
The Shooting Star Sauvignon Blanc 2018 shows off the great growing region of Lake County, aromas are of guava and citrus zest, with flavors of passionfruit, pineapple, and pink grapefruit. Pair this wine with marinated shrimp, grilled sea bass with asparagus and hollandaise, or a simple crostini of chevre and lemon zest.
Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc 2019$17.00
The Murphy-Goode Sauvignon Blanc 2018 “The Fume” is all about the fruit spectrum from citrus flavors through the tropical. Look for notes of tangerine, peach, pear, melon, and pineapple all brought together in a focused manner. The Irish are known for their wonderful oysters and this is the perfect wine for a big plate of oysters! 96% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018, New Zealand$20.00
Fruit for the 2018 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from a selection of vineyards within the Lower Wairau Valley, Rapaura and Southern Valley sub-regions of Marlborough. The fruit was harvested at optimum maturity, gently pressed and cool fermented to stainless steel to retain fruit flavor and freshness. The 2018 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted aromas of passion fruit and lime. The palate is luscious with tropical fruit and bright citrus characters. Melon, guava and grapefruit flavors combine with a fresh acidity to give a long lingering finish.