Sometimes you need a respite from the noise of life, and at those times, there is a cure. Just grab a bottle of sauvignon blanc and a good book, and then camp out in your hammock all day. Turn your cell phone off and give yourself a mental health day. Here are five piece-of-mind sauvignon blancs. Nirvana is just a sip away.
Miner, 2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 13.9%, $22. A crisp sauvignon blanc with a silky texture, which takes some skill. Aromas and flavors of grapefruit, herbs and mineral. Citrusy finish. Striking.
Ladera, 2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 14%, $30. A floral sauvignon blanc, with ripe tropical notes, vibrant acid, and a zesty finish. Top rate.
Flora Springs, 2016 Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, 14%, $26. A bright and lively sauvignon blanc with passion fruit and notes of honeysuckle. Grapefruit and mandarin orange in the mix. Balanced. Nice length.
Leese-Fitch, 2016 California Sauvignon Blanc, 13.5%, $12. A tasty sauvignon blanc for the budget minded. Notes of guava, pear and grapefruit. Bright acidity. Balanced.
Matua, 2016 Marlborough, New Zealand, Sauvignon Blanc, 13%, $12. A zesty sauvignon blanc with notes grapefruit, lime, and gooseberry. Bright acidity, with a hint of jalapeno and finishes crisp. A vibrant New Zealand-styled sauvignon blanc. Spot on.
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