1998 Mason Sauv Blanc (Napa)

Quite floral, almost muscatty. Nice fruit base of melon with the merest kiss of oak. Slightly volatile in a lift-the-nose sort of way. The softness that doesn’t spill over to flab suggests that the acidity is good but there’s a just-below-threshold residual sugar (maybe 0.5-0.6%). Very, very nice with our grilled asparagus and relatively cheap ($13 at Safeway).

SY (7/99)