Honig 2016 Sauvignon blanc Napa Valley ($18)
This is the kind of wine math I can sink my teeth into: sunny Napa Valley day + great colleagues + delicious food + tasty, local sauvignon blanc wine = one great lunch, Napa-style. The setting was Brix restaurant, with its chic and relaxing outdoor patio that stretches toward a sumptuous lawn and gardens against the backdrop of the western hills. This has been called the hot spot for Sunday brunch, and it becomes clear why within minutes of arriving.
Honig’s sauvignon blanc was the chosen wine, and it could not have fit in any better. The iced bottle provided crisp lemon zest, grapefruit, peach and nectarine respite from the warm day, along with conviviality around the table. Next up, it’ll be oysters and clams with this wine: another perfect equation.