AG 90 WA 89 IWC 89 WE 88 Pts - According to Antonio Galloni - The 2012 Sauvignon Blanc is bright, crisp and beautifully layered. White pear, lemongrass, flowers, sage and mint notes all jump out of the glass. Winemaker Marcia Monahan has done a terrific job of capturing the full range of Sauvignon flavors in an attractive, budget-friendly wine to drink now and over the next year or two.
According to Robert Parker - The biggest cuvée is the 20,100 cases of their 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Sonoma, which comes from their estate vineyards in Bennett Valley. This is blended with about 5.5% Sauvignon and has almost 22% of the Musqué Clone, which gives the wine more tropical and exotic characteristics. The wine is dry, delicious, and offers up notes of honeyed figs, exotic melons, fresh acids and crisp lemon blossom with a touch or orange skin. It’s quite refreshing, medium-bodied and beautifully fruited. Drink it over the next several years.
According to Stephen Tanzer - Pale straw. Intense grapefruit and yuzu scents are complicated by notes of fresh-cut grass, ginger and white pepper. Dry and nervy, with bitter citrus zest and green apple flavors that deepen with air and pick up a subtle floral quality. Shows very good clarity and bite on a finish that attenuates the grapefruit and ginger notes. This would be a fantastic match with sashimi or seafood crudos or ceviches.
According to Wine Enthusiast - Apricot fuzz and grapefruit burst first in this white, surrounded by handfuls of generously high-toned tangerine. The oak presence is minimal, providing texture without impeding flavor. Refreshing, the wine’s finish suggests thyme and lemon verbena. Under 10% Sémillon is also in the blend.
According to Wine Spectator - Light and crisp, with lemon-lime, lemongrass and green apple notes, revealing a whiff of hay and lanolin on the refreshing, lingering finish. Drink now. 13.5% ABV.