Wine: Napa goes white
When at least one Napa Valley sauvignon blanc is selling for $4,650 a bottle, you know red is no longer the only game in town, said Elin McCoy in Bloomberg.com. “Dozens of top-end wineries are bringing the same kind of everydetail- matters approach to whites that they’ve long lavished on their more prestigious reds,” and the proof is in more-attainable wines like these:
2013 Matthiasson White Wine ($42). “The poster wine for Napa’s new whites,” this blend combines “zingy” acidity with flavors of citrus and bitter almond.
2014 Enfield Wine Co. Haynes Vineyard Chardonnay ($45). Old-vine Napa grapes yield a lush chardonnay with “layers of minerality.”
2013 Arietta on the White Keys ($65). Sauvignon blanc and sémillon blend to create “a superb mix of candied lemon, mint, and slate notes.”