Napa Valley, CA; 14.2 % ABV
$5 at the Oakland, CA, store on 18 Dec
This is the last of three Sauvignon Blancs I got a couple weeks ago. As it turns out, it’s the best. If you like this kind of wine, I hope there’s still some at a store near you.
The aromatic nose smells of green melon, yellow citrus, and some yellow and white flowers. The palate shows these flavors in a nicely complex, structured, and crisp wine. It reminds me of the recent Ziata SB, although, as best I can recall, this is not quite as nuanced.
The next day, the flavors had shifted to be more yellow, including perhaps some yellow apple, but the wine is still nicely balanced and delicious.