2009 Chateau Graville-Lacoste Graves
A friend brought this bottle of crisp, minerally Graves over for dinner and I immediately fell for it. Like most whites from Bordeaux, Chateau Graville-Lacoste's 2009 is a seamless blend of Semillon and Sauvignon Blanc. The Semillon fleshes out the Sauvignon, giving this blanc a touch of golden color and flavors of melon.
I'm saving a bottle for my first chilled Dungeness crab of the season. It would be great with a seafood platter too, or a whole steamed red snapper, shrimp 'n' grits or crab cakes.
— S. Irene Virbila
$14 to $19
Crisp and minerally
What it goes with:
Chilled seafood, whole steamed fish, spot prawns, sautéed shrimp or scallops
Where to find it:
Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161,
; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731,
; the Wine Country in Signal Hill, (562) 597-8303,
; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX,
; and 15 Degrees C Wine Shop & Bar in Templeton, (805) 434-1554,