By Lenn Thompson
In recent years, they've added a second sauvignon with subtle oak influence, but the Katherine's Field is the classic, all-steel edition that I've enjoyed for several years.
The Macari Vineyards 2009 Katherine's Field Sauvignon Blanc ($23) is a bit lighter on the nose compared to some other local sauvignon, but is still fresh, grassy and citrusy — particularly showing white grapefruit and a little lime.
Lithe and showing more grass-over-grapefruit character, the palate is juicy with citrusy acidity and a squirt of lime juice.
Vaguely reminiscent of sea, the finish is medium in length and intensity but definitely begs another sip — as well as some fresh goat's milk cheese.
Producer: Macari Vineyards
AVA: North Fork of Long Island