Bonterra Vineyards 2006 Lake-Mendocino County Sauvignon Blanc ($12.99)
Clear, pale straw color shows just a hint of brass. Distinct but subtle "grassy" Sauvignon Blanc aromas add citrus, too, with an edge of grapefruit and a whiff of tangerine. Attractive and complex, a very appealing aromatic blend. Good body and luscious fruit on the first taste, crisp and citric, refreshingly acidic hints of fresh-squeezed grapefruit and bitter orange. Fresh acidity and appetizing fruit may cloak just a touch of residual sweetness, but the wine finishes both fruity and dry. Certainly New World in style, but delicacy and balance and appealing freshness lift it well above the pack. US Importer: (Aug 14, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Well-suited to seafood and a match for lightly spicy fare, it was excellent alongside a Cajun-style okra gumbo with andouille sausage, made in a lighter style without roux.



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