This winery was one of the first to lay claim to making a world-class Sauvignon Blanc in California some three decades ago. Time passes, and… nothing has changed. The grapes for this bottling are sourced from around 40 parcels of the best grapes in the county. A light shade of hay in the glass, the nose opens up to exhibit layered aromas of grapefruit, lemon zest, white nectarine, white flowers, herbs, and apples. A dollop of Sémillon adds weight and roundness in the mouth. Juicy acidity stimulates the palate and begs for the next sip. Take note of the winemaker’s name, Maria Torres-Forno – you will be hearing much more from her. As we suffer through these blistering summer temperatures, a refreshing white is the perfect wine. This is all that, and more. Bring out the ceviche and fresh oysters on the half-shell, and enjoy.
MSRP: $22 (August 2016)
Wine Lines rating: 90