Wildhurst, Lake County, Reserve, Sauvignon Blanc 2009 The nose features plenty of freshly mown grass and grapefruit – quite classic. In the mouth the citrus flavors shine in the most zippy way possible – nice and refreshing.
I had a chance to try a bottle on Monday night and the crisp acidity made it the perfect first wine with light nibbles on what was a warm Lake County evening. This particular bottle that I’m tasting tonight was the gift of a friend and I’m looking forward to pairing it with some tangy goat cheese from Cypress Grove.
There’s no reason why we can’t take the classic combo of Sancerre and Crotin de Chavignol and recreate it with the local produce of northern California.
Proprietor Myron Holdenried and winemaker Mark Burch. Produced and bottled in Kelseyville 13.8% $20 at the Blue Wing in Upper Lake. It’s also bottled under a screwcap closure to ensure freshness. Wildhurst