RED C Sauvignon Blanc Dry Creek Valley Allan Nelson Vineyard 2011

Lettie Teague
March 31, 2012

Although Covenant winery is more famous for its red wines (there is a cult following for its small-production Napa Valley Cabernet Sauvignon), this white was a delightful and welcome surprise. There was only one (wine) that everyone agreed was good. Bright and juicy, intensely aromatic, with grassy, herbal notes and refreshing acidity, it was one of the best Sauvignon Blancs that I've tasted this year—kosher or otherwise.

Wine of the Week
S. Irene Virbila
March 24, 2012

Need a bottle of kosher wine for the holidays? Look no further than this second vintage of Red C Sauvignon Blanc from Covenant Wines. Made with fruit from the Dry Creek Valley's Allan Nelson Vineyard, this is a beautiful example of Sonoma Sauvignon Blanc. Jeff Morgan just let the natural yeasts do their thing, and the 2011 Red C is grassy with ripe golden fruit tempered by a bright thread of acidity and an appealing minerality.