(2009 Vintage) The Antica staff is immensely proud of their first effort at Sauvignon blanc and bullish on the future of this variety on Atlas Peak. Aromatically, the wine offers a balance between the fresh-cut grass aromas common to New Zealand versions while also incorporating guava, pineapple and tropical aromas common to the California take on the variety. There is a touch of oak in the background framing the fruit aromatics and the lees-contact and stirring offers just a touch of the yeast characters common to barrel-fermented Chardonnay. The wine is full-bodied but cleansing and screams for white, flaky fish lightly seasoned and grilled on a glorious summer’s evening.
Robert Parker(2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2011