2016 Massican Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Lean and silvan Sauvignon Blanc

2016 Massican Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley

Massican’s varietal Sauvignon Blanc is lean, as always. It’s pale, and its fragrance suggests earthy yellow citrus fruits, grass, light flowers. The midsection and finish are lemon-limey, quite sharp. This is not a tropical wine, not fruity (although there is fruit). Mostly there is acid and a spare, silvan, moonlight-through-birch-trees luminance.

The wine likes salads, slaws, fresh goat cheese, lemon-dressed fish, sushi, raw things. It also likes bottle age.

13.8% abv | $30 (sample)

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