Sauvignon Blanc 2014MADE BY BECKMEN VINEYARDS IN LOS OLIVOS, CALIFORNIA
This may just be Mouth's new "house white." Not only is Sauvignon Blanc one of those grapes that almost everyone enjoys (hey, there's a reason it's always served at weddings); this particular bottle also happens to taste waaaaay more expensive than it is, so it's ideal to keep a few bottles on hand for host gifts and last-minute guests.
Beckmen Vineyards is family-run, biodynamic estate winery located in Santa Barbara County’s Santa Ynez Valley. The Estate Sauvignon Blanc comes from their Purisima Mountain Vineyard in Ballard Canyon, where the climate is ideal for winemaking and the limestone soil is similar to some of the world's most famous wine regions, like Châteauneuf-du-Pape. We think this Sauvignon Blanc tastes much more like a Pouilly-Fumé from the Loire Valley than the typical California bottle.
It's heavy on the tropical aromas, with a hint of herbs, and it tastes like citrus, pineapple and white pepper, with a delicious hint of creaminess, and a cool, crisp finish that leads perfectly into the next sip and the next.
Enjoy a bottle right now, or keep it for a few years. If you can.
tip of the tongue
This wine is absolutely delicious on its own, but also pairs well with food, from all kinds of fish and seafood dishes, to roast chicken to veggie dishes, especially anything heavy on the citrus and lighter herbs, such as basil, cilantro and mint.