Meet our three new favorites -- and dozens of recipes to try with them
When lots of fresh green veggies are on the menu, SauvignonBlanc is the wine to open. Peas, asparagus, and artichokes allshare the spirit of this crisp, citrusy, sometimes grassy whitewine. Add tangy goat cheese, tender shrimp, or briny oysters to themix, and March eating and drinking is as good as it gets.
For Sauvignon Blanc, Northern California's Lake County is theplace to watch. With combinations of delicate lemon grass, tartgrapefruit, subtle minerals, and food-friendly acid, these are ournew favorites.
Monte Lago 2003 $13; Monte Lago Winery or510/599-5246
Shannon Ridge High Valley 2004 $15; Shannon Ridge or707/998-9656
Wildhurst Reserve 2004 $11; Wildhurst Vineyards or800/595-9463
Incorporating the season's freshest ingredients, these dishespair beautifully with a crisp Sauvignon Blanc: