Kathy’s Pick: 2015 Belden Barns Sauvignon Blanc, $27.00

We brought in this unique Sauvignon Blanc last fall and while the whole staff loved it, it was a gamble, being an unfiltered white wine at this price. However, we've had great success with it, because once someone tries it, they're hooked. With the summer weather coming, I thought I would show case it and get some more people loving it. And as a bonus, here is what the Wine Advocate and the Wine Enthusiast said about it:
"The 2015 Estate Sauvignon Blanc spent four months in 50% neutral French oak with the other 50% in stainless steel. It is therefore a relatively restrained style with less of the overt vegetable and herbal characters, and more of a honeyed stone fruit and the lemon curd character with some grapefruit in the background. The medium-bodied palate has a nice satiny texture and plenty of citrus flavors with the faintest suggestion of herbs coming through on the long, honey-laced finish. Great value! 90 Points WA"
"Fermented and aged in both stainless steel and neutral oak, this wine opens with a heady aroma of lemon cookie covered in powdered sugar, as a spicier element of lemongrass rears its head. Bright in acidity and focused, this textured white also shows highlights of grapefruit and dried herb. 91 Points WE"