Say what? A Sauvignon Blanc from Burgundy? Under $15?
I was skeptical. But when I tasted the 2009 Saint-Bris from Domaine Bersan, I understood why Saint-Bris is the only appellation in Burgundy where the required grape is Sauvignon Blanc. Crisp and bone dry, Bersan's Saint-Bris has an enticing minerality and a light touch of citrus. Perfect summer drinking at an incredible price for the quality.
Bring on the oysters! Serve it as a cool refreshing apéritif or with smoked salmon or a whole grilled fish.
Price: About $13
Style: Dry and aromatic
What it goes with: Oysters, smoked salmon, grilled fish
Where to find it: Mission Wines in South Pasadena, (626) 403-9463,
; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,
; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.