1998 Navarro Sauvignon Blanc (Mendocino)

If I were judging a wine competition, this would be a solid silver; it’s got all the winemaking in place without being obtrusive, what seems like a light oaking, nice acidity and balance. No real flaws or defects; it’s a nice wine. But it doesn’t drag me into the glass the way my favorite sauvs do. Then again, it’s cheap.

SY (8/00)