Big aromatic nose of grapefruit, herbs and citrus rind. Palate is light-to-medium bodied with racy acidity and tension. Great length on the expressive ad precise palate. One of my favorite Sonoma SBs. Shame that Grey Stack is folding up operations.
We're quite disappointed with this first bottle of the new vintage. It has all the elements of what we love about this wine, but there aren't enough of them. Consequently, the wine tastes "generic" and diluted. For instance the usual cloudiness was barely noticeable. That wow factor just wasn't there.
Wow - soaring, generous nose of grapefruit, orange peel, herbs and grassy notes. Palate is medium bodied and more round that your typical sauv blanc. Bursting with layers of flavor that echo the nose. Terrific acidic cut and tension keep the round fruit in balance. Fresh, mouthwatering, long finish. Delicious, yet nuanced. Top notch Cali sauv blanc.
This wine is made from an Italian clone of Sauvignon Blanc with grapes sourced from the incredible Rosemary's Block in the Dry Stack vineyard in the Bennett Valley -- a small and cooler appellation. This wine is straw yellow and slightly cloudy. It is aged in stainless steel and neutral oak. On the nose, there is the aroma of passion fruit and citrus. It is medium-bodied and slightly effervescent with grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, melon, mango and just a hint of creamy oak. It has a crisp and lengthy finish, and unlike the 2011 vintage, no discernible, residual sugar. On a par with or slightly better than Grey Stack's fabulous 2010 Rosemary's Block.