The great Lynne Kleinpeter has very little patience with my never-ending — some would say obsessive — quest for the perfect $10 bottle of wine. As she has has said on more than one occasion: “Enough already. Just shut up and drink the wine.”
So when Lynne says that the Château Boisson ($10, purchased, available at Central Market) is pretty close to a perfect bottle of $10 white wine, you know it’s quality wine. I reviewed the 2008 Boisson, and it was more than decent. And the 2009 makes the 2008 seem quite ordinary.
It’s a white blend of sauvignon blanc and semillon, with some lemon fruit in the front and a long mineral finish. It’s about as close as I have come to finding older-style white Bordeauxs that don’t taste like New Zealand sauvignon blanc. As such, serve it chilled on its own, with almost any kind of grilled or roast chicken, and even with entree salads. Highly recommended and a candidate for the 2011 $10 Hall of Fame.