2018 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 tropi-cal 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 11% were new) for 5 months of aging.
The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc features aromas of grapefruit, lime zest, and subtle gun flint. Flavors of pomelo and green peppercorn are lively and refreshing. A small touch of oak accents this medium body, high acid wine, by adding elegant texture to a long finish. An incredibly versatile wine, it’s a natural match for shellfish, seafood, and lighter summer fare.
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91 Points / Editors' Choice
"This is a brilliantly bright and fresh bottling, starting with lime-zest, crushed stone and cut grass aromas. The palate is zesty and zippy, loaded with lemon, grass and green-herb flavors, while a passion fruit splash lands on the finish." - Matt Kettmann, December 2020
"Another impeccable wine from this quality producer; smooth, ripe and juicy, pure and fresh, nicely balanced and giving a long, rich finish." - Anthony Dias Blue, July 2020
"Light, bright straw. Fresh citrus and orchard fruits on the nose, along with hints of vanilla and honey. Silky and penetrating, offering juicy Meyer lemon, pear and bitter quinine flavors that flesh out and take a sweeter turn as the wine opens up. Finishes on a subtle floral note, with very good persistence and a late touch of gingery spice. Raised in French oak barrels, 11% of them new." - Josh Raynolds, October 2020