For the Mercy 2016 Sauvignon Blanc Zabala Vineyard, the Musqué clone Sauvignon Blanc grapes were whole-cluster pressed and fermented in steel tanks, where they also aged for six months. Alcohol checks in at 13.5% abv and the wine retails for $24. As they say in the press literature, "Have Mercy"
This Arroyo Seco, single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc has a green-gold tint and a nose showing fresh-cut grass, a hint of flowers and generous grapefruit and lime notes. The palate is lush and juicy. Acidity is notable but somewhat gentle. It may be the wine or that I recently returned from Baltimore, but I want a crab cake or oysters with it.
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