Pale straw yellow and aromatic, with a salty, floral nose. On the palate it has brilliant acidity: citrusy, but with pear and basil, too. It tastes like jasmine in full bloom. It offers an herbaceous finish that's spicy but languorous. It takes its time. Restrained and elegant, this wine poses an Old-world counterpoint to the explosively grassy, lemony Sauvignon blancs found in the New.
Pale straw yellow and aromatic, with a salty, floral nose. On the palate it has brilliant acidity: citrusy, but with pear and basil, too. It tastes like jasmine in full bloom. It offers an herbaceous finish tha...
Clear, medium intensity, golden yellow color. Clean nose, aromatic; grass, green vegetable, asparagus, pea shoots, citrus. Dry wine, medium intensity and body, alcohol is slightly off balance, long finish; lemon and lime, green vegetal. Read more on oe•no•phile.
Clear, medium-pale intensity, golden yellow color. Clean nose, aromatic; grass, grapefruit, unripe cherries, citrus, lime. Dry wine, medium-full body, medium-high acidity, long finish; fresh grapefruit and lemon. Read more on oe•no•phile.
Clear, pale, gold color with a soft green tinge. Clean nose, medium-light intensity (perhaps it was too cold?); stone fruit, apple, grass, cut hay. Dry wine, medium body, acidity, and finish, waxy mouthfeel as the acidity dissipates; lots of citrus, lime, stone fruit, tart green apple. Read more on oe•no•phile.
Citrus, pineapple, and gooseberry, all with a grassy background, are reminiscent of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc before the Kiwis started filtering everything through the litter box. Flavors are clean, citrus bright, but it is slightly fat, not quite in balance. The gooseberry comes out stronger, tilting into "where's that darned cat?" as the wine warms up, so serve it while it is still chilled, or keep it cool. Finish is mid-length. Drink with any very fresh white fish, or just with a very hot day.
My wife and I were both blown away by this wine—huge nose for a blanc, with all kinds of great elements: grapefruit, lemon, honey, fig, and minerals. It's buttery, but not oaky, allowing the wine to completely cover the palate, quickly, and not set off any oak alarms. Picked up a few bottles of this at the winery and debating whether or not I should pick up more. This will be a mainstay white in our house, no question. Read more on RJ's Wine Blog.