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.
Rombauer Sauvignon Blanc 2019$26.00
Introduced with the 2014 vintage, Rombauer Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2019 marks an exciting milestone for Rombauer Vineyards — the first new varietal introduced in more than 20 years and only the second white wine in their 38-year history. This wine is brilliant pale yellow with a bright green hue. It exudes aromas of keylime, mango, papaya and white nectarine with a hint of fresh-cut grass. The palate is fresh and enticing, as grapefruit, pineapple and passion fruit intertwine with Meyer lemon and lime, making the mouth water. Balanced yet lively acidity lingers on the palate inviting another taste. Boxwood on the finish gives the wine length and vibrant freshness.
Fiddlehead Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc 2015$26.00
The Happy Canyon label not only pays tribute to a unique AVA, but also signifies the signature style of Sauvignon Blanc at Fiddlehead. The place, Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA is home to six founding vineyards planted 1996-2001, and is located on the eastern edge of the Santa Ynez AVA. Morning fog lifts to plentiful sunshine, and it is the ideal home to Bordeaux (including Sauvignon Blanc) and Rhone varietals. During Prohibition, a simple alcohol was produced in Happy Canyon and legend has it that folks would “take a trip up Happy Canyon” to purchase the beverage…and the name stuck. In the Fiddlehead Portfolio, it is the most versatile, richer-style Sauvignon Blanc, “with a French twist”. It marries fresh, ripe fruit with creamy, silky textures, much like a Pouilly Fumé style of the Loire Valley. This Loire Valley inspired wine is most noted for its layers of aromatics and layers of texture. It flaunts a dried apricot perfume, with background hints of oregano and coriander. There is a rich touch of vanilla spice that is melded with Anjou pear and orange blossoms. Grapefruit and honey highlight a plush and lasting finish. A true cornucopia of flavor! I even picked up a bit of crème brulee, which I’ve never tasted before in a Sauvignon Blanc. Awesome! 1306 cases made.
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.