On a recent trip to Napa Valley and the wonderful little town of Yountville, I was introduced to the Hill Family Estate Tasting Room. I loved this place and our tastings so much I joined their wine club. I have already done a review of the utterly fabulous “Red Door” 2012 and couldn’t wait to try a few more wines.
This weekend I enjoyed their Sauvignon Blanc 2013 while having an evening alone watching Thor: The Dark World and making a fantastic dinner of Mediterranean Shrimp with Linguine. This is truly not sad as it may seem as it is the first weekend where I have had no plans in what seemed like months. I loved every second of it.
The Hill Family Sauvignon Blanc 2013 is 99% Sauvignon Blanc & 1% Semillon. It is almost clear in color with a slight tinge of moss green. There is sweet sharpness on the nose with hints of nectarine and peach. The first sip is incredibly full-bodied and sharp with fruits of melon, cantaloupe and nectarine. I immediately liked it as it dances on the tongue with mild citrusy delight. It is instantly delicious and fills every part of your mouth with a robust fullness. After a while the sharpness disappears and then smooths into a vibrant very drinkable Sauvignon Blanc.
This is a fun weekend wine to enjoy with friends or alone with Mediterranean Shrimp Linguine, which by the way was a fantastic pairing.