The 2019 Sauvignon Blanc offers a great deal of complexity. On the nose, it evokes fresh melon, Golden Delicious apples, honeysuckle, white flowers, grapefruit zest, and a touch of vanilla brioche. Though crisp up front, the mid-palate offers a medium-bodied texture. Its flavors include ripe golden pineapples, Bartlett pears, fresh honeydew melon, yellow peaches, toasted walnuts and baked apple tart. The finish has beautiful length with fresh acidity and subtle toasty notes.
The 2019 vintage was a near perfect growing season! Bud break began in late March, leading to a Spring that had few showers and was relatively dry. Summer was also quite warm and long, leading into a steady Autumn harvest season. The consistent summer and fall weather encouraged our Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon grapes to ripen in late August to early-September.
90 Points Wine Spectator – “Offers a juicy, mouthwatering mix of mango, tangerine, poached pear and lemon curd, with a touch of lemon verbena on the finish, showcasing a sleek body and refreshing acidity.”
90 Points Wine Enthusiast – “With 11% Sémillon, this white is balanced in acidity and weight, with a viscosity that presents as opulent and lush. Stone fruit, Meyer lemon and green apple accent a lengthy, complex palate of varietal expression and exuberance.”
90 Points Robert Parker’s Wine Advocate – “Composed of 89% Sauvignon Blanc and 11% Semillon, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc races out of the glass with zesty notes of freshly squeezed lemons, lime leaves and green apples plus suggestions of dill seed, wet pebbles and mown grass. Medium-bodied, the palate is light on its feet and packed with zing, featuring citrusy fireworks and a refreshing mineral-tinged finish.”
90 Points James Suckling – “A lively, fruity white with aromas and flavors of lime zest, green apple, guava and white asparagus. Medium-bodied with crisp acidity.”