All stainless fermented, this spiky, pungently grassy Sauvignon Blanc unabashedly showcases the grape's Loire-Valley origins, rather than hiding behind a curtain of sugar and oak. A whiff of diesel comes into play also, contributing to the complexity. It's concentrated and packed with fleshy fruit ranging from pears to peaches to papaya; a really nice combination of ripe fruit and strong herbal elements.
Paul Gregutt is a Contributing Editor for Wine Enthusiast magazine, a founding member of the magazine’s Tasting Panel, and reviews the wines of Oregon and Canada. The author of the critically-acclaimed Washington Wines & Wineries—The Essential Guide, he consulted on the Pacific Northwest entries in current versions of The World Atlas of Wine and The Oxford Companion to Wine.Email: firstname.lastname@example.org.