Pastou 2006 "La Côte de Sury" Sancerre Vieilles Vignes ($22.00)
Clear straw color with a slight brassy-green hue. Appealing Sauvignon Blanc, crisp citrus and subtle grassy aromas. Clean and bright, flavors follow the nose, tart lime and pleasant herbal notes over fresh-fruit acidity and a sense of "rainwater" minerality with snappy lime in a very long finish. Outstanding Sancerre, showing beautifully. US Importer: North Berkeley Imports, Berkeley, Calif. (Nov 9, 2997)

FOOD MATCH: Fine with shellfish; an excellent match with an "uptown shrimp and grits" recipe that I'll feature in tomorrow's 30 Second Wine Advisor FoodLetter, elevated with creamy goat cheese and espresso-chipotle red eye gravy.



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