By Lenn Thompson

Macari_09kathSBYou just can't discuss Long Island sauvignon blanc without a mention of Macari Vineyards in Mattituck. For years they've put out consistently good renditions.

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
ABV: 13.3%

AVA: North Fork of Long Island

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