Here's a lip-smacking summer wine to try: Francis Ford Coppola Diamond Collection Sauvignon Blanc 2008. This new release from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery in Geyserville, California is flat-out yummy.
This crisp, fruit-forward Sauvignon Blanc is 100% stainless steel fermented, so none of that silly oak that's getting into too much California Sauvignon Blanc these days. Coppola's Sauvignon Blanc is very clean and true to the varietal, with a lovely balance of crisp acidity, minerality, and tropical fruit flavors. It totally rocks with summer seafood dishes like grilled scallops or lobster. Ditto for pasta with white clam sauce. This one's a steal at $13.49.