December 2005 The zesty flavors of this Sauvignon
bring Asian foods to mind. Its acidity tickles the tongue
like shiso leaf; its firm, spicy fruit lasts with fresh
lemon and lemon grass scents. Structured enough to mature
for a year or two, but perhaps best now with Thai crab salad. Wine & Spirits gave this wine a score of 92 points.
A rich and potent Sauvignon Blanc,
this one makes a deep and inviting varietal statement without
ever giving into excess in the areas of greens or of ripeness.
Instead, it is assembled so as to make an asset of its depth,
and it accomplishes that not-so-easy feat through impeccable
balance between its ripe, fig and pear fruit and its oaky
aspect and balance in body and acidity. A bit of a grassy
note creeps into the lengthy finish and suggests that it
serve with herb-poached fish Connoisseurs' Guide gave this wine a score of 91 points.