(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 «nv» Vintage) The cooler vintage led to a more herbal style of Sauvignon Blanc with aromas of grass, fresh herbs and grapefruit with a clean, fresh finish. The mostly stainless steel fermentation makes this a crisp wine that would pair well with dishes with cream sauce.
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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