2006 Sauvignon Blanc
Beginning with grapes of unique heritage grown in mature vineyards, our winemaking sculpts alluring fruit into a lovely mouthful. The rare Sauvignon Musqué clone is the primary source for this wine, offering up unique aromas, mouthwatering flavors and a velvety mid-palate. We barrel fermented and aged the wine sur lie, employing the classic batônnage technique to build viscosity and lengthen the core of sensual fruit. French barrels from Tonellerie Cadus lift and accentuate, without overshadowing the grapes’ delicate flavors. We bottled the wine after six months in barrel, capturing its vibrant, seductive qualities.
Tropical aromas of passion fruit, pineapple and sweet honeydew melon are infused with delicate floral notes, citrus and cardamom spice. The wine is silky and substantial, yet impeccably balanced. The long, refreshing finish and abundant fruit suggest excellent aging potential.
Reflecting the Rubenesque graces adorning our fanciful label, this Sauvignon Blanc literally dances across the palate. Pair the wine with grilled dayboat scallops in a roasted red pepper coulis, a spicy crab and corn chowder topped with crème fraîche, delicate goat cheese tarts or creamy risotto with garden fresh spring vegetables.
93 Points / No. 37 on Wine Spectator's Top 100 of 2008
"Distinctive, with rich melon, peach and nectarine flavors that are fleshy, spicy and complex. Ripe, elegant and focused. Wine Spectator, Aug. 31, 2008
"(I)mpeccably balanced …The French oak provides richness and helps give the wine amazing depth and complexity. Wonderfully concentrated floral, citrus and tropical fruit aromas and flavors.” San Francisco Chronicle, Dec. 28, 2007
Wine & Spirits Magazine, June 2008
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