Simply Naked 2011 Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc (New Zealand; $8)
Sauvignon Blancs from New Zealand often sport a refreshing zip—but let’s save the raciest picks for summer. For spring, give the more laid-back Simply Naked Unoaked Sauvignon Blanc a go. It shows a softer, fruitier side of citrus—more about tangerines and pink grapefruit than lemons and yellow grapefruit. And yet, because it is Sauvignon Blanc, and because it is from New Zealand, it will bring plenty of juicy, mouthwatering refreshment as spring’s warmth finally fills the air.
By Wini Moranville, Relish wine columnist