Happy Canyon “Piocho” Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Happy Canyon
The Happy Canyon “Piocho” Sauvignon Blanc 2016 exhibits floral aromas with a hint of brioche toast, honeysuckle, figs and a zesty citrus note. The Sauvignon Blanc provides a lift and perfect accompaniment to the Semillon with varietal aromas of grass and tropical fruit. The wine shows pear and apple with nice wood tones with creaminess on the mid-palate that gives way to a hint of vanilla. It delivers a very rich mouth feel with a good acid backbone. Smoothly balances energy and weight and finishes with excellent clarity and mineral-driven persistence.
This is a fantastic summer wine!.
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Longboard 2018 Russian River Valley Sauvignon Blanc$21.00Add to cart
Longboard 2018 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.
Hanna Sauvignon Blanc 2017$24.00Add to cart
HANNA Winery thrives on Sonoma’s world-class diversity of climate, topography and geology. For a small, quality-focused family winery, it boasts a stunning collection of long-held vineyards – from the cool Russian River Valley to the sunny Alexander Valley to the rugged Moon Mountain appellation high in the Mayacamas.
The Hanna 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is bright and delicious. Aromas are of quince flower, fig, guava and nectarine. Flavors are of Meyer lemon, peach and grapefruit, with a hint of summer hay and ginger. The wine is plump and bright with zingy acidity and a seamless finish.
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Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc 2018$19.00Add to cart
Rod Strong established the heritage Sauvignon Blanc vineyard in 1971, naming it Charlotte’s Home in honor of his wife. Today, that vineyard remains the core of the Rodney Strong Charlotte’s Home Sauvignon Blanc 2016, along with other select estate vineyards in the Alexander Valley as well as the Russian River Valley and Dry Creek Valley. Fresh, bright and crisp, the Rodney Strong Sauvignon Blanc 2018 is a wine of balance, richness and aromatic complexity. The Alexander Valley fruit provides the backbone to this Sauvignon Blanc, while the ocean cooled Russian River Valley fruit offers zesty citrus notes of grapefruit, lime blossoms and lemongrass. The warmer Dry Creek Valley fruit gives the wine a wonderful honeydew melon and tropical character. Together, the three valleys make a classic Sonoma County Sauvignon Blanc that pairs wonderfully with soft cheeses such as goat cheese, vegetable quiche and a variety of seafood dishes. Rodney Strong supports LUTHER BURBANK CENTER FOR THE ARTS, which offers an array of cultural, popular and family programming selected to enrich and entertain the North Bay community, and CORE (Children of Restaurant Employees), a nationwide program that provides support to children and families of restaurant employees who are experiencing or afflicted by life-altering circumstances.