(2014 Vintage) EDITOR'S CHOICE! From high-elevation blocks once devoted to Cabernet Sauvignon, this exceptionally crafted wine reveals a worthwhile trade-off, flavors celebratory in pear and peach. Fragrant and floral, it offers zesty acidity in Meyer-lemon form, finishing in lasting waves of more lemon.
Wine & SpiritsA terrific effort from a winery that now seems to be taking its stylistic cues from Bordeaux rather than the mainstream Napa philosophy. This aspect is demonstrated not only in the red Bordeaux varietals that they're famous for, but also in the current Sauvignon Blanc. The 2004 could be a dead ringer for a white Bordeaux with perhaps slightly more weight. Terrific purity and focus in this wine, showing zesty grapefuit, spicy pear, figs and tart lime peel notes. Tones of freshly cut grass and minerals blend together into a crisp and lively finish.