2012 Dragonette Cellars Happy Canyon Sauvignon Blanc
Dragonette's 2012 Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from two vineyards in Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara County. About 3/4 of the wine was barrel fermented and the rest in stainless steel, all with careful temperature control and no malolactic fermentation. It represents a creamy and generous style of Sauvignon Blanc that retains brightness without being herbaceous. From the winery: "Pale golden in color, the wine displays aromas of guava, honeydew, white peaches, green apple, kiwi, lemon and other citrus notes and hints of fresh pineapple, complicated by mineral notes, sea salt, white flowers, gentle fresh basil and thyme and faraway hints of fresh cut grass. On the palate the wine is medium bodied, yet substantial, as waves of fresh tropical fruits, nectarines, and melons build in the mouth before being enveloped in ripe round acidity and mineral notes of granite, and sea shells. On the finish, the wine displays a fascinating complexity, as the fruit, mineral and herbal notes intermingle and dance across the palate, ending with a slight creaminess, which still maintains freshness and balance. The wine is built for all manner of seafood and poultry dishes (especially on the grill), pastas (pesto, primavera, light cream sauces), rice dishes (paella would be a great match), cheese (esp. goat cheese) and vegetables."