Stewart Cellars, Napa Valley (California) Sauvignon Blanc 2016

($25): Founded in only 2000, Stewart Cellars buys grapes from growers they respect.  This Sauvignon Blanc comes from the Stanly Ranch Vineyard in Napa Valley.  A judicious use of oak imparts a hint of creaminess that balances the bite of Sauvignon Blanc without eviscerating it. It’s a hard line to walk, but they have done it admirably.  It would be a good choice this summer for steamed clams and other shellfish.
90 Michael Apstein May 23, 2017