The 2016 J. Lohr Carol’s Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is a very pale straw color, with enticing aromas of honeysuckle, daffodil, lemon verbena and grapefruit. It presents a refreshingly balanced palate of key lime and fig, followed by a long, elegant finish. Best served at 45 to 50 degrees.Pair with baby lettuces tossed with ruby grapefruit, avocado, and goat cheese, with a citrus vinaigrette. Also delicious with roasted halibut with a fresh lemon herb sauce.
This wine’s deep hue and lemon-oil scents mark it as a white from the warm reaches of St. Helena, even as there’s intriguing earthiness in the finish, with enough freshness to keep it focused and firm. It’s a polished white to serve with grilled prawns.