June 21, 2011 - Balanced acidity with the taste of pineapple and minerals. This is an easy drinking wine, best served ice cold. Pairs well with a rich dish. I like it.
February 5, 2011 - Aromas of grapefruit and lemon-lime with a touch of jalepeno pepper. On the palate there is bright acidic fruit. The finish is slighty hot and a little too acidic. ($11)
October 2, 2009 - Very restrained for Sauvignon Blanc, relatively light and fresh.
August 9, 2009 - The grapefruit is very much dialed-back here, especially compared to the New Zealand sauvignon blancs. You get notes of green melon & a hint of citrus. Pairs nicely with food. Perfect for a light summer meal, which is why we had it!
June 16, 2009 - My initial taste wasn't impressive, but it came alive days later when paired with a sandwich of ham and brie on a baguette.
March 26, 2009 - very crisp, would have been nicer later in the summer. Not a lot of fruit detectable.
January 22, 2009 - Quite disappointing really. Usually a very good standby SB from Napa, but this vint is thin and weedy. Moderate acidity, but not enough to make it refreshing or clean. The fruit is very dull and lacking in any vibrance. Very unfortunate.
June 6, 2008 - Nice crisp summer sipper. Some acidity but well balanced.
October 6, 2007 - light straw color with a lively nose. crisp acidity with lemon and tangerine flavors and a bit of mineral notes. medium bodied and there's just a touch of creaminess on the finish from the oak. 91% sauvignon blanc, 8% semillon, 1% pinot grigio. 13.5% alc. 70% barrel-fermented in french oak barrels and this wine spends four months in french oak. a middle-of-the-road take on an oaked sauvignon blanc, and i appreciate that.