2008 Luli ($20)
Master Sommelier Sara Floyd teamed up with California’s Pisoni family (of Pinot Noir fame) to make this wine, which emphasizes the fruitiness of its Santa Lucia Highlands grapes and de-emphasizes oak flavors. It offers pure peaches-and-cream notes with a lick of citrus and pear.
2008 Hanna Russian River Valley ($19)
Winemaker Jeff Hinchliffe translates the bright fruit character of night-harvested grapes from Sonoma’s cool Russian River Valley into a blossom-scented Sauvignon Blanc with a soft texture and clean pineapple, grapefruit and herbal aromas.
- American Wine Awards 2009
- Most Promising New Winery
- Importer of the Year
- Best Wines Over $20
- Winemaker of the Year
Pinot Gris/Pinot Grigio
2008 Sineann Pinot Gris ($18)
Owner and winemaker Peter Rosback delivers a quintessentially luscious Oregon Pinot Gris that lays spicy melon and white peach scents over a delicate floral background. The refreshing acidity gives this wine a special lift and vibrancy.