While perhaps cool liquid sunshine is misleading, nevertheless this Sauvignon Blanc looks like sunshine and is cool and refreshing as a rushing stream in the Sierra’s. First time I have reviewed a Mendocino wine and was perhaps a bit apprehensive, but what an unexpected pleasure. The wine on the eyes was a light golden yellow with medium viscosity. On the nose, the predominant aroma was lemon zest. I was immediately thinking a sharp New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc, but the first sip told me otherwise. While having a softer lemon in the palate, it also provided green apple and a trace of pear and pineapple. The finish was dry and had just enough “puckering power” to leave you desiring another sip.
Paired with a fresh linguine pasta. The pasta was prepared with lemon, broccoli, red chili flakes, garlic and Himalayan salt. Additionally fresh prawns and sautéed Panko crumbs in olive oil. Accompanied with a large beautiful artichoke. A refreshing light meal on a warm summer evening. This Yorkville Cellars 2018 Sauvignon Blanc caressed both the linguine and prawns for a delightful dance in the mouth.
Thus the cool sunshine colored Sauvignon Blanc tamed the chili flakes & garlic and was an overwhelming endorsement of Mendocino wine from Yorkville Cellars. Can hardly wait to taste others from Yorkville Cellars and Mendocino AVA!