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WINE OF THE WEEK

2006 Source Napa Gamble Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc

August 20, 2008|S. Irene Virbila

A gorgeous Sauvignon Blanc from Napa's Gamble Vineyard, which is planted to vrais (true) Sauvignon Musque de Loire and Preston Sauvignon Blanc clone. Pale gold, with a scent of ripe pears, honey and flowers, the 2006 Source Napa Sauvignon Blanc is crisp and clean, with a bright citrus zing and a light touch of oak -- perfect for summer drinking. The wine is the project of Bill Davies and Tom Gamble, who grew up in the business (Davies' family made wine and the Gambles farmed grapes) and have been friends since 1965 and the first day of nursery school. Serve it with gazpacho, vegetable antipasti or seafood dishes.

--S. Irene Virbila

Quick swirl

Region: Napa Valley

Price: About $25

Style: Crisp and complex

Food it goes with: Chilled soups, salads, crudo or ceviche

Where you find it: Beverages & More, www.bevmo.com; K&L Wine Merchants in Hollywood, (323) 464-9463, www .klwines.com; Pacific Wine Merchants in Upland, (909) 946-6782, www .pacificwine merchants.com; Wine Exchange in Orange, (714) 974-1454 and (800) 76WINEX, www.winex.com

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