Presqu’ile, Santa Maria Valley (Santa Barbara County, California) Sauvignon Blanc 2016

($26): Presqu’ile takes advantage of their location in the Santa Maria Valley, which is cooled by the influences of the Pacific Ocean, to focus on grapes that show their best in that kind of climate: Chardonnay, Pinot Noir and Sauvignon Blanc.  This snappy wine has the pleasing pungency characteristic of Sauvignon Blanc, accented by citrus rather than tropical melon-like notes. It has more weight than many Sauvignon Blanc, making it a good choice for grilled swordfish this summer.
90 Michael Apstein Jun 27, 2017