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As the price would suggest, this sauvignon blanc from Napa’s Oakville district is a step up from Mondavi’s more generic “Napa Valley” Fumé Blanc. And a lovely step up, too. A perfumed nose of mango, grapefruit and dried grass foreshadows the fruity-herbal flavour, which gets joined by a note of smoky flint. Medium-bodied and pleasantly oily, it’s succulent and elegant. Incidentally, the wine is priced at US$40 at the California winery, which does not include sales tax, making the Canadian-dollar prices here a bargain after one accounts for the currency conversion. Impossible as it may seem, pricey American wine is often cheaper in Ontario than in California! Available in Ontario at the price below, various prices in Alberta, $47.99 in Nova Scotia.

  • Year: 2015
  • Region: Napa Valley
  • Varietal: Sauvignon blanc
  • Price: $44.95

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