94pts Wine Enthusiast
This barrel-fermented white is sleek and textured, with underlying freshness and shocks of dried herb and spice. Apple skin, pear and a touch of melon combine with ease around supple freshness. It is blended with 2% Sémillon.
92pts James Suckling
Chamomile, dried lemon, grilled herbs and toasted hazelnuts on the nose. It’s medium-to full-bodied with bright acidity and firm, spiced layers. Creamy and toasty expression. Drink now.
The custom barrel-fermentation, adapted from winemaker Jesse Katz’s experience at Haut Brion in Bordeaux, creates a distinct complexity and rich weight on the palate for the 2020 Sauvignon Blanc, that is balanced by the brightly lifted acidity and an enveloping bouquet of tropical fruits and fresh citrus. The precise blend of sémillon adds a hint of minerality, rich lemon notes, and a beautifully polished texture.