2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc 3 pack ($225)
This is a true stunner. One of our very best vintages yet.
Yellow-gold with a silvery rim, the aromatics of honeysuckle, wet stone, flinty minerality, caramelized sugar and subtle spring flowers greet you as you stick your nose into this well-structured, rich Sauvignon Blanc. A full, yet soft mouthfeel with a teasing citrus zest opens to undertones of honeyed lemon grass, almonds, papaya, kiwi and ripe melons.Beautifully balanced and structurally complex, this wine unfolds gradually to expose multiple layers as you drink it, and continues to open through a very long clean green apple, pineapple and lavender finish. It is an elegant aperitif, but also pairs beautifully with food.
"The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Estate, 93% Sauvignon Blanc and 7% Semillon, was fermented in equal parts new French oak, used French oak and a concrete egg. The wine is a killer example of this blend. It spent 18 months in barrel prior to being bottled. There are 630 cases. With terrific fruit intensity, fabulous aromatics of honeysuckle, fig, caramelized citrus, melons and an almost waxiness, this beautiful, precise, incredibly pure, medium-bodied Sauvignon Blanc is super-intense and a real big-time winner. Drink it over the next 4-5 years, although it’s purest certainly in it exuberant youth because of the aromatic fireworks." -Robert M. Parker Jr, December 2016-The Wine Advocate (95 Points) (highest rated domestic Sauvignon Blanc)