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.
Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2019
You’ll enjoy the pale straw color as you pour the Matanzas Creek Sauvignon Blanc 2019 into your glass, followed by inviting aromas of fresh peaches, white river rocks, white nectarine and hints of ginger. There is a savory combination of stone fruits including white peach and nectarine coupled with zest of buddha’s hand. Captivating structure paired with complex flavors develop in the glass. A notable lengthy finish is encased in apricots, white peaches and savory ginger which speak to the age-worthy capability of this Sauvignon Blanc.
JNSQ Sauvignon Blanc 2018$43.00
JNSQ Sauvignon Blanc is a fine wine, crafted with grapes from carefully selected blocks in some of the finest regions along California’s cool Central Coast, by the best winemaking team in the region. These wines display an uncommon complexity and balance that gives something special, a je nais sais quoi that is difficult to describe but immediately recognizable on the first sip.
JNSQ Savignon Blanc brings California sunshine from the vineyards to the table. Light and bright, it offers graceful notes of citrus and green apple and hints of tropical fruit. Pear and melon unfold on the palate with subtle floral and savory notes. Dry with refreshing lemon lime citrus fruit and subtle floral notes on the entry. The mid-palate is crisp led with fresh citrus, melon and tropical fruit matched by subtle savory herbal notes and a mineral texture. The finish is a crisp, delicate interplay of lingering citrus and floral notes, complexed by savory herbal and mineral elements that leave the palate refreshed and clean.
The JNSQ bottle is just as distinctive as the wine inside. Fashioned by the finest French glass designer and reminiscent of a luxury perfume bottle, JNSQ is topped off by a resealable stopper. Once the wine inside has been enjoyed, this elegant bottle becomes a keepsake, ideal for displaying fragrances or fresh blooms. Of course, you’ll find countless other ways to repurpose this unique work of art.
Longboard 2019 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc$21.00
Longboard 2019 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc is the twelth vintage of this classical varietal. Winemaker/Owner (and surfer) Oded Shaked started making this wine after he realized that when he went to lunch, that is the wine he reached out to most often to start a springtime or summer meal. The Russian River Valley grows Sauvignon Blanc that shows tropical fruit but retains enough minerality to keep the wine balanced and vibrant. The wine was minimally processed, with only a small fraction spending time in older (neutral) oak barrels, just enough to add a light layer of creaminess over the core of pear, lychee and citrus flavors. There is a slight floral (Honeysuckle) note in the wine too. This style of Sauvignon Blanc aims to layer the minerality we love in wines from Europe with the great fruit character we are blessed with in California. When released, the wine shows mainly tropical fruit character, balanced by a lively acidity. As it ages over the next few years, some honey and apple pie character will start developing and adding richness and depth to the wine.
Paired with a fresh green salad with fennel shavings and succulent ruby grapefruit sectuibs or with your favorite fresh seafood (try sashimi or a spicy Thai dish), this wine has proved to be quite versatile in pairing with imaginative cuisine.