2017 Sauvignon Blanc
Sauvignon Blanc, the noble varietal primarily responsible for white Bordeaux and Sancerre, is prized for its citrus and herbal flavors, and as well as refreshing acidity.
Drawing from vineyards in Monterey’s Arroyo Seco and San Lucas districts provides a nice combination of cooler and slightly warmer climate fruit sources. Bright acidity and grassy characters from the north are complemented by citrus and tropical flavors from the south.
The juice was tank fermented to preserve bright fruit flavors. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to French oak barrels (of which 10% were new) for 5 months of aging.
The 2017 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of passion fruit, lemon verbena, and key lime. Flavors of lemon and pomelo are lively and refreshing. The small touch of oak accents the bright acidity by adding elegant texture. An incredibly food-versatile wine, it’s a natural match for shellfish, seafood, and lighter summer fare.
A History of Acclaim
- 92 Points - Anthony Dias Blue,
- 90 Points / Editors' Choice - Wine Enthusiast
- 91 Points - Anthony Dias Blue
- 90 Points - Robert Whitley
2015 vintage: 90 Points - California Grapevine
2014 vintage: 91 Points - Wilfred Wong
2013 vintage: 89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2012 vintage: 89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2011 vintage: 89 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2010 vintage: 88 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2009 vintage: 89 Points - California Grapevine
2008 vintage: Top Wine by the Glass - Wine & Spirits
2007 vintage: Excellent - Frederic Koeppel
2006 vintage: 90 Points - Wine Enthusiast
2004 vintage: Excellent - Frederic Koeppel