Presqu’ile, Santa Maria Valley (California) Sauvignon Blanc 2015

($22): I have been impressed by the Chardonnay coming from Presqu’ile and now see that they do equally well with Sauvignon Blanc.  This one, from their vineyard in Santa Maria Valley, is, in a word, balanced. Pleasantly herbal, as opposed to grassy, there’s an ever so slight roundness to its texture, as though the coarse edges of Sauvignon Blanc have been sanded.  Still, it delivers the attractive bite of that varietal.  The wine is just not aggressive, nor does it scream.  It would be an ideal choice for grilled swordfish.
92 Michael Apstein Aug 30, 2016