St. Supéry 2005 "Virtu" Napa Valley White Wine ($21.99)
Pale straw color with a slight greenish-brassy hue. Distinct red-grapefruit scent bespeaks its Sauvignon Blanc component, with a whiff of white pepper adding an aroma accent. Full and rich on the palate, grapefruit and lime; something a little more tropical, maybe green figs and fresh dates, perhaps reflecting its Semillon on the back of the palate. Bone-dry and crisply acidic, with a rational 13.2 percent alcohol level to enhance its excellent balance that lingers into a long, clean finish. US Importer: N/A (Dec 6, 2007)

FOOD MATCH: Serve with richer fish or shellfish dishes; very good with pan-seared fresh halibut with a Newburg-style Grana Padano Mornay accented with Dry Oloroso Sherry.



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