(From 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(From 2009 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 12/25/2011