Lot 237 comes to us from the same producer as Lots 209 and 226 - the same style from the same vineyards.
This is purpose-built, barrel-aged Fume Blanc-style Sauvignon that spends years in barrel on its lees. The net effect is a fabulously rich and exotic Sauvignon Blanc with gorgeous aromatics and a succulent mouthfeel. However, the acidity is all there too, adding a mouthwatering component to the succulence.
This wine retails for just south of $40 and the last vintage scored 92-95-point scores from Decanter, Wine Spectator, Jeb Dunnuck, and James Suckling.
This is an elegant but powerful SB. Pungent aromas reminiscent of a warm summer day by the pool - fragrant jasmine and white lillies, fresh linen infused with notes of passionfruit, guava, pomelo and lemongrass. Fermentation in aged french oak barrels lends a fleshy viscosity and a hint of vanilla to the juicy backbone of tropical fruit, evolving into a mineral flinty finish as mouthwatering flavors of meyer lemon and passionfruit linger throughout. Yum.
99.5% Sauvignon Blanc, 0.5% Semillon
100% Single Vineyard designate from hillside vineyard in the hills above Napa Valley with 30+year old vines
300 cases available
Bottled June 14th, 2021