Quivira Vineyards, Sonoma County (California) Sauvignon Blanc 2021

($19):  Quivira makes at least four Sauvignon Blancs in various styles.  This one shows a straightforward, electricity-filled style that will awaken any palate.  There is no hiding the vibrancy and piercing nature behind a patina or oak, or an attempt at mellowing it with Semillon.  This is an in-your-face, in a nice way, youthful and penetrating Sauvignon Blanc.  Its citrus-driven directness makes it an ideal choice for spicy food or to add a jolt to a sautéed swordfish steak.
89 Michael Apstein Oct 18, 2022