Scott Fitzgerald wrote:I used to drink a fair amount of this during the summer, but in recent years I've gravitated to other whites, rose, and lighter reds if it's on a warm day. Not that I hate SB, but it just doesn't thrill me like other wines.
What thinks ye, the Board? Heavenly Granny Smith deliciousness or tarty cat's pee?
I think there are giant 'palate' cycles that we traverse in the hobby.
I had drifted away from SB for years, then drifted back - either via changes in style or my own perception.
I love your post because I've been through the same cycle!
Now, I am back in love with SB.
As others have mentioned, Merry Edwards and Quivet.
Also high on my list: Spottswoode, Chalk Hill's SB "musque" and their Clone 378 SB, Alpha Omega's 'reserve' SB (I forgot the number they use, 1170?) and Mondavi's To Kalon SB.
I bet in 5 years, you'll be back!