Every so often I have the good fortune to be served a truly extrodinary wine.
While in California my brother and sister in-law, Perry & Heidi Weinstein, hosted a wonderful dinner for the family where Tallulah Sauvignon Blanc "La Femme d'Argent" was served among many other great wines.
This small production wine can be very hard to come by and not found outside of California. I was so delighted to have the chance to experience it.
This wine is a nectar of the gods. Daniel Dawson of Back Room Wines in Napa describes this wine so well.
"TALLULAH Sauvignon Blanc "La Femme d'Argent" Sonoma Mountain 2006 ($26) comes from "Farina Vineyard," a spot that's quickly gaining the reputation of growing the best SB in the country (in our minds). Scholium Project, a Back Room favorite, makes amazing Sauv Blanc from here as well.
Tallulah, a new designer-winery making tiny lots of good wine, has made an outstanding wine for a really good value. The style is CRISP, TANGY, MINERALLY, RACY and PLEASINGLY TAUT. This is one of those wines that grabs and tickles the gums with acidity and zest. You'll taste green apples, grapefruit, lemongrass, lemon thyme...you get the idea. Not often you get such a long, impressive finish for twenty something dollars, but here you do. A scant 90 cases made. Can't recommend this wine highly enough.