Though young (it seems like we’re seeing more and more new-vintage whites released before Memorial Day every year, aren’t we?) Suhru Wines 2013 Sauvignon Blanc ($19) showed well in a recent tasting with aromas of passion fruit, peach and pink grapefruit accented by a grassy spearmint note.

Fuller bodied but still fresh, the palate delivers mostly lemon and grapefruit citrus notes with only subtle tropical fruit and grassy-herbal character. Though a bit hollow on the mid-palate, the finish is medium-long and balanced with ripe fruit notes lingering nicely. I like this wine enough that it will be in an upcoming Empire State Cellars wine club shipment.

I suspect that the alcohol is a bit higher than the 12.5% on the label, though.

Producer: Suhru Wines
North Fork of Long Island
Vineyard Source: Peconic Bay Vineyard
Brix: 22.8
ABV: 12.5%
RS: 0%
TA: 5.77 g/L
pH: 3.21
Oak Program: None
Production: 255 cases
Release Date: April 1, 2014
Price: $19*

(3 out of 5, Very good/Recommended)