2009 Momo Sauvignon Blanc
I don't know about you, but right now I'm looking for something crisp and cold to beat the heat. And this aromatic Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is just the bottle to do it. Made from grapes grown on three different vineyard sites in the Marlborough region, the 2009 Momo Sauvignon Blanc has lively fruit, notes of flint and stone, and a finish that has you going back to the glass for more.
At less than $20, it's still a serious Sauvignon, delicious with chilled soups, seafood platters, composed salads and grilled or broiled fish.
—S. Irene Virbila
Region: Marlborough, New Zealand
Price: About $15 to $18
Style: Clean and crisp
What it goes with: Chilled soups and seafood, main course salads, grilled fish
Where to find it: K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood (323) 464-9463, http://www.klwines.com; Mission Wines in South Pasadena (626) 403-9463, http://www.missionwines.com; Vendome Liquors in Fullerton (714) 524-0800; Wally's Wine & Spirits in West Los Angeles (310) 475-0606; http://www.wallywine.com; and the Wine House in West Los Angeles (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com.