The Davault family is six generations on at Domaine de la Chaise and its 57 hectares of hillsides at Saint Georges sur Cher. The style is fresh and ripe, almost New World, until you taste the balance and intensity of this sauvignon that brings you back to the Loire. Global warming is bumping up the ripeness here with even some pineapple notes mixed in with passion fruit and lemon, all supported by minerality. Goat cheese, shellfish and salads all work here. Excellent value, but you will have to search for it in private wine shops or scan restaurant wine lists.
Score: 89 points -- Anthony Gismondi