2003 Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesMuch like its forerunner, this is a Sauvignon Blanc that favors fruit over herbs, but, while it sports a distinct streak of melons and pears, it is not wholly devoid of a touch of varietal weeds. Sweetened ever so slightly by just the right dollop of oak, it is more mannerly than massive and its ongoing freshness suggests that it will hold up with age.
Stephen Tanzer's International Wine CellarSubdued but rather exotic nose hints at honey, apricot and smoke. Supple, round and easygoing, with nicely concentrated flavors of lemon, toast and nuts. A harmonious wine with moderate cut but a firm finish. In the style of a white Bordeaux