2012 appears to have been a good year for Long Island sauvignon.

Waters Crest Winery 2012 Sauvignon Blanc ($19) is a well-priced, lemon-bomb of a sauvignon blanc that shows lemon character in many guises on the nose — everything from lemon pulp and peel to lemon balm and lemon verbena. There are also notes of grapefruit and cut grass.

On the lighter side of medium bodied, the palate is bright and similarly citrusy with the addition of Golden Delicious apple flavors. Though a a tiny bit dilute on the mid-palate, this wine finishes well with a lingering apple and lemon flavors.

Producer: Waters Crest Winery
AVA: North Fork of Long Island
ABV: 11.5%
Price: $21*

(2.5 out of 5, Average-to-Very Good)