Vintner David Stare was the first to plant Sauvignon Blanc in the Dry Creek Valley appellation in 1972. Although he formerly named it Fume Blanc in respect to the Loire-style classic, Stare switched to the varietal name because of its “world-wide acceptance.” It was fermented in 100 percent stainless steel to enhance its fresh fruit and citrus characters. It offers an array of delicious grapefruit, sweet citrus, honeydew, and floral aromas and flavors, making it a great choice for the dinner table or summer picnics. Pair it with spicy Asian or Mexican foods, vegetable and fruit salads, or fresh tuna sandwiches. A very good buy at $16 retail, coming soon to BevMo! and available at drycreekvineyard.com.