(From 2011 Vintage) The nose hints at light oak — a third of the blend spent five months in older French oak — backed by peach, muskmelon, lime and minerality. There’s tasty honeydew melon on the bone-dry entry, followed by baked apple, more lime, slate and cleansing acidity.
(From 2013 Vintage) The mostly stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp Sauvignon Blanc. The wine offers bright fruit character of melons and herbs.
Connoisseurs' Guide to California WinesIt is not one of the richer Sauvignons to be found, and it is far from being among the more complex, but this bright and very well-balanced bottling succeeds nicely in a racy, lighter-weight style. Its lively, green-melon fruit comes with shadings of grass and stones, and its modest price makes it a bonafide bargain. GOOD VALUE