Kevin strolled into the office today and announced that I was required by someone very important to include a parenthetical note in the title of this week’s tasting. You’ve already seen the note if you’re here, but I somehow doubt that Megan wants that notoriety, or to be pigeonholed as narrow in her scope just because she’s fond of Sauvignon Blanc. That said, I agree with Kevin: it’s unquestionably her favorite. That doesn’t mean, though, that she’s indiscriminate in her enjoyment of the varietal, and I think all three of us- Megan, Kevin and myself- are fond of the wines in this week’s tasting. Each has its place in the pantheon of styles of Sauvignon Blanc, so if nothing else, this Saturday’s tasting makes for a great assessment of four very distinct styles of the wine, regardless of whether Sauvignon Blanc is your favorite, or whether you favor one style over another. The best way is to investigate it yourself. The tasting is only $10 plus tax and tip, and it’s this Saturday at 2:00 pm. If you want to decide how best to stock your refrigerator this summer, it’s as good a moment as any. Remember, web and email reservations won’t hold you a place at the tasting, so if you’d like to join us, the best way to make sure we’ve got a seat for you is to call us at 326-9363. We hope you’ll join us.
Circumnavigating Sauvignon Blanc (Megan’s favorite grape varietal)
2016 Peter Yealands Sauvignon Blanc, Marlborough
2016 Casas del Bosque Sauvignon Blanc, Casablanca Valley
2013 Bonterra Sauvignon Blanc, Mendocino/Lake County
2015 Domaine de Châtenoy Menetou-Salon