It’s not the type of white we locals normally crave from Santa Maria Valley (chardonnay), but this delightful sauvignon blanc is worth seeking out. It opens with a pretty bouquet of grapefruit and sweet melon flavors, nicely balanced by notes of grass, lime, and kiwi. It’s exactly the kind of white I crave with spicy Mexican or Asian dishes, or salads with fruit and goat cheese. Made by the talented winemaker Gary Burk, it’s available at his tasting room beside Hwy. 101 at the Stowell exit in Santa Maria. This delicious white is well worth the price at $20 retail.