2009 Château Lamothe de Haux Bordeaux Blanc
A beautiful Bordeaux Blanc with a bouquet of acacia, lime and fresh-cut grass. A blend of 40% Sauvignon Blanc with an equal amount of Semillon and 20% Muscadelle, the 2009 from Château Lamothe de Haux has the bracing minerality that makes these wines such terrific summer drinking. And this one is a particularly wonderful bargain.
Drink it as an aperitif, with chilled shellfish, Dungeness crab and sushi. Or a classic combination: with goat cheese.
Price: About $15
Style: Elegant and aromatic
What it goes with: shellfish, crab, sushi, goat cheese
Where to find it: Bristol Farms, http://www.bristolfarms.com; Du Vin Wine & Spirits in West Hollywood, (310) 855-1161, http://www.du-vin.com; Green Jug in Woodland Hills, (818) 887-9463, http://www.greenjug.com; Joan's on Third in Los Angeles, (323) 655-2285, http://www.joansonthird.com; Lincoln Fine Wines in Venice, (310) 392-7816, http://www.lincolnfinewines.com; Mission Wine & Spirits in Pasadena (626) 794-7026, http://www.missionwineandspirits.com; the Wine House in West Los Angeles, (310) 479-3731, http://www.winehouse.com; and Woodland Hills Wine Co. in Woodland Hills, (818) 222-1111, http://www.whwc.com.