(From 2014 Vintage) The Sauvignon blanc grapes are treated using two different methods. To enhance the delicate tropical fruit flavors, a portion of the fruit goes directly into the press as whole clusters. The remaining fruit is de-stemmed and left in contact with the skins for several hours before pressing, amplifying the grapefruit/citrus components. All of the juice is fermented at cool temperatures in stainless steel tanks using a variety of yeast strains selected to bring out the aroma and flavor profiles of Sauvignon Blanc.
(From 2014 Vintage) Bright acidity lends a crisp freshness to the flavors of peach, passionfruit, and lemongrass, artfully balanced by a touch of freshly squeezed grapefruit and lime. Juicy and refreshing, with aromas of jasmine, peach, and grapefruit rind. Medium-bodied, with a lingering finish.
Blend: 95% Sauvignon Blanc, 4% Semillon, 1% Muscat
Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wines on Feb-06.
Wine Spectator(From 2004 Vintage) Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 07/31/05.
Wine Spectator(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 87/100 - As reviewed by Wine Spectator on 05/31/02
Wine & Spirits(From 2000 Vintage) Rating: 92/100 - As reviewed by Wine & Spirits Magazine
Wine Advocate(From 2003 Vintage) Rating: 89/100 - As reviewed in Wine Advocate # 157 on Feb-05