In the glass this wine shows brilliant light straw colors with a hint of green hues. This fruit forward wine shows beautiful intensity and complexity of aromas that includes hints of Meyer lemon, stone fruit, Golden delicious apple, and slight fresh green grass. On the palate there are added notes of lychee nut and a nutty, rich brown butter richness, to compliment the crisp freshness and a wonderful clean finish.
Winemaker NotesSimilar to the past handful of vintages, the grapes come from the acclaimed High Valley Appellation in Lake County from a vineyard located around 2000 feet elevation. With its sloped (20-30 degrees), well drained hillside soils, and slightly cooler daytime temperatures we are able to generate wonderful fruit characteristics in this Sauvignon Blanc.
2017: Double Gold Medal - SF Chronicle Wine Competition 2018
2016: 90 Pts 'Editor's Choice' - Wine Enthusiast, Dec 2017
2013: “Best Buy” - Wine & Spirits, June 2015
2013: 'Silver Medal' - San Francisco Chronicle Wine Competition, 2015
2006: 91 Pts 'Best Buy' - Wine Enthusiast, Sept. 2007
2006: 97 Pts - Just Wine Points, Mar. 2006
2005: 89 Pts - Wine Enthusiast, Nov. 2006
2005: 'Highly Recommended' - The Beverage Testing Institute, Apr. 2006
2005: 'Excellent' - Koeppel Online, 2006