Many people don't have Sauvignon Blanc on their lips this time of year - literally or figuratively. But Sauvignon Blanc is often the easy answer to myriad lighter dishes - even spicy ones - and the refreshment it provides. Originally the pride of Bordeaux and the Loire, good Sauvignon Blanc grows well throughout the earth's four corners and excels in our southern hemisphere. Today's wine, from Chile, makes a strong point.
2012 Viña Ventisquero Sauvignon Blanc Reserva $13 srp
A snappy nose greets you with lemon, grapefruit and minty notes. A background of light herbs and Asian tea adds complexity. Juicy apple notes and citrus tang makes drinking this mouth-cleansing and mouth-watering. It's just right for your Thai dishes, Ceviche, grilled shrimp or a Vietnamese tofu preparation. Drink now.