While Napa’s perhaps best known for rich Chardonnay, you’ll also find great Sauvignon Blanc – from pure-fruited, unoaked examples like this, to those with a kiss of toastiness from barrel aging. As Wine Enthusiast’s Steve Heimoff notes, the best are “distinguished wines, dry and fruity and crisp, with floral and mineral notes, and their prices are relative bargains compared to Chardonnays of equal quality.”
The Honig family’s so committed to quality that they’ve chosen to focus exclusively on Sauvignon Blanc (and in red, Cabernet Sauvignon). Not only is this fine white extra-flavorful, but dashes of honeyed Sémillon (2%) and floral Muscat (1%) have made it extra-aromatic. It’s a superb aperitif, and will also hit the spot with goat cheese (a classic Sauvignon pairing), crisp salads and more.