2009 Domaine Brana - Irouléguy Ilori Blanc
We place this in the top 10 whites we’ve tried over the years. With a little air, this wine shows a fresh expression of lime pith, kumquat and hay, with mountain meadow floral and herbaceous notes. The fruit is exceptionally deep and concentrated with a long finish, and crispness similar to a savignon blanc. Lip smackingly good even at first, it just keeps getting better right up to the last drop. Spot on with creamy sauces or salad dressings, and foods that are hearty or a bit spicy. The winery uses organic practices.
Similar to Grgich Hills sauvignon blanc, which generally sells for $26 to $30.