This week, Thursday's Bottle left the cozy red couch at home and shared a bottle of wine with friends at Succulent Cafe in Solvang. The bottle: the 2012 Sybarite Sauvignon Blanc by Doug Margerum, Margerum Wine Company. Sybarite (SIB-bar-right) describes one who is fond of pleasure and luxury.
The grapes come from four vineyards: McGinley, Curtis, Grassini and Star Lane — all but Curtis are in the Happy Canyon of Santa Barbara AVA, known for its sauvignon blanc.
The wine dazzled me with bold, refreshing lime and a complex finish, and paired perfectly with spicy scallops.
I'd buy it again in a heartbeat.
Retail: $21, at http://www.margerumwinecompany.com