Are you sick of over-the-top grassy sauvignon blancs from New
Zealand? If so, let me suggest that you try Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards’ 2006
Sauvignon Blanc, a steal at $13. I’ve enjoyed many local sauvignons over the past couple years, but many are at or around $20, making them a little beyond the "summer sipper" price.
Right out of the fridge, this one was a little tight
and a bit neutral, but once it warmed just a bit, nice lemon, melon and
grapefruit aromas appeared with just the most subtle hints of herbs and a
The palate is fresh and clean with subtle flavors
that won’t knock you over. Instead, the understated zesty citrus flavors with herb
and mineral nuances entice the palate, inviting sip after sip.
With terrific acid
backbone and a crisp green apple finish, this wine is one of the best
value whites on the North Fork.
Grape(s): 100% sauvignon blanc
Producer: Osprey’s Dominion Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
(3 out of 5 | Recommended)