This is a classic Abe Schoener style wine. It is a Sauvignon Blanc that has some of the characteristics of the grape, but also reflects the vineyard and the winemaker style. Very high acidity in his whites is Abe's hallmark, which I believe is a natural result of his harvesting decisions and vineyard choices. This wine has more citrus fruit components (lemon and grapefruit) than tropical guava, but there is a bit of tropical fruit underneath. There is also moderate to high minerality, but not anything specific. The ABV is high and is noticeable, but if it had no alcohol, it would just be grape juice and we wouldn't write about it.
Pale-to-medium golden color. This wine is well concentrated, yet the component flavors remain steadily balanced. The first impression is a buttery wave of oak, with a counterpoint of salient minerality in the style of austere Chenin Blanc. On the nose and (especially) on the palate, this is rounded out by zippy citrus fruit and a burst of acid on the finish. Should continue to mature for another few years. Consumed close to room temperature, this might have benefitted from a bit of a chill; nonetheless, it was very pleasant indeed.
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