The 2015 Shipwrecked Sauvignon Blanc hits a rather high note with alcohol, topping 15% abv. The wine sells for just under $30.
This Napa Valley (Calistoga) single-vineyard SauvBlanc has a nose which is dominated by fruit, primarily tropical and citrus. An apricot note shows early, but is overpowered by the ripeness of the California grapes. On the palate, there's no grassiness, but there is a slightly tart herbal aspect that shows up most notably on the finish. Acidity is bright and fresh, perfect for seafood and salads. It's boozy - 15.3% - but it doesn't come off that way.
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