(2001 Vintage) Absolutely delicious Sauvignon Blanc, with bright passion fruit and grapefruit flavors and aromas. One of the most consistently successful varietals at Phelps has been Sauvignon Blanc, planted in a warm pocket on the lower slopes of our ranch where it receives 12 hours of sunlight per day. These growing conditions promote exceptional ripening, and the result is a classic Sauvignon Blanc. Floral, spicy/fruity aromas; citrus (grapefruit) and melon-like flavors; a slight grassy component and excelle...
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(2007 Vintage) This bottling comes as a real disappointment considering the winery's ways with the grape in the past, and its marginal fruit is more candied than it is keen in varietal character. It intimates a brief bit of sweetness but flattens out in the mouth and ends on a note of chalky dryness.