What We’re Drinking – 2013 Wente “Louis Mel” Sauvignon Blanc

Aromas are lovely, with soft sweet citrus and magnolia wafting up from the glass. Tight, clearly defined tropical comes out up front on the palate, white grapefruit, mango and Valencia orange. White florals come through on the mid-palate, but not as powerful as on the nose, more orange blossom than magnolia. Freshness come through with a nice citrus zing. Drink with fried chicken, outside, on a sunny day. Recommended. 88 points. DBH

WHO: Wente Vineyards

WHAT: 100% Sauvignon Blanc

WHERE:California, San Francisco Bay, Livermore Valley

HOW MUCH: around $15 (media sample)