I've been drinking the Hippolyte Reverdy Sancerre blanc as far back as the late 80's as this as well as the Lucien Crochet La Croix du Roy and the Lucien Thomas Clos de La Crele Sancerre. These are three of the most consistent examples of Loire white wines made from the Sauvignon Blanc grape. The Reverdy is also a great wine to get newbies to understand that white wine doesn't have to be Chardonnay.
What I like though about the Hippolyte Reverdy wine is how aggressive importer Kermit Lynch is at making it available by the glass on lists of places like Wally's in Beverly Hills. On my last three visits it's been my starter white wine as it's crisp, fresh, has a combination of lemon zest, lime, limestone, a hint of almonds, and some grassy herbal flavors.
The wine has perfect balance, great length and is always a winner, and a perfect start to any meal. Paired with the Heirloom tomato salad, the wine is a sure pick as the acidity is crisp enough to stand up to the fruit and acid in the tomatoes.