Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2018, New Zealand
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.
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Mutt Lynch FouFou le Blanc 2018$18.00
It’s all about the fruit. For her “Dog Series” wines, Brenda has one goal in mind – create fruit-forward wines with varietaly true aromatics, mid palate weight and flavor, and a medium to full-bodied, balanced finish. Brenda sources her fruit from a variety of appellations within California always letting the quality of the fruit drive her selections. Her travels always seem to have stops in beach towns for a cold beer at the local pub, which she claims are an equally important part of her winemaking! The Mutt Lynch 2018 Fou Fou Le Blanc shows a brilliant straw yellow color in the glass and opens to delicate aromas of melon and citrus. Crisp and fresh with the balance and structure our white wine fans have come to love, the 2018 Fou Fou Le Blanc Sauvignon Blanc will be welcomed as another standout release. The mid palate flavors of melon, pear and citrus are delicate and elegant. Near perfect acidity gives it the structure that delivers a clean and fresh finish.100% stainless steel, she lets the fruit speak (or bark) for itself. Pair this lovely wine with your favorite recipe for any white fish like sole or flounder and you can’t go wrong. As the label reads… She’s amazing, she’s eccentric, some might even say barking mad! That’s Fou Fou le Blanc!
Long Meadow Ranch Sauvignon Blanc 2018, Rutherford, Napa Valley$26.00
Long Meadow Ranch employs an integrated organic farming system using simple, sustainable methods. Each part of the Ranch contributes to the health of the whole. Vineyards and wine making, olive orchards and olive oil making, cattle and horse breeding all work together in complementary fashion, as do the egg-laying poultry flock and the organic vegetable gardens. All crops are certified organic.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc was harvested in two different periods – one at lower sugars and one at higher sugars. All of the grapes were ripe, but each pick offered different nuances. We loved all the separate wine lots and enjoyed the synergy of blending. This wine has classic LMR varietal freshness and charm; it’s difficult to believe this wine was grown in Cabernet country. Its fruits range from citrus to kiwi to just-ripe peach. The salty and mineral characteristics which grow out of our terroir and cold fermentations have become signature and reliable. The finish is crisp, full-of-esters and balanced.
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.