The pale golden wine shows the oak fairly well, and offers a nose that shows an earthy twist on the expected grassiness. In fact, most Cali SauvBlancs I find are rather fruity smelling. This one has plenty of character. The mouthfeel is quite weighty for the variety, and has savory edges which frame the fruit perfectly. This is not a simple sipper or salad wine. It has gravitas and complexity. — 6 days ago
Nothing better than inexpensive white Bordeaux with some age, the youthful acidity just fades away. The Dourthe (Thienot) is one of our perennial favorites.
Nose is heavily on lemon zest, freshly cut grass, cold apricot and steely minerals.
Palate has muted lemon, hint of tangerine, lemon grass and lightly sour green grapes.
Delicious! — 12 days ago
Ooooh I want to dance with this wine. It is nimble and graceful and yet structured enough to make you feel like it is a partner that will not drop you which is important if you are either going to a) attempt a lift or b) drink. Full of minerals and stone fruit with a lover’s bite of acid. It keeps you on your toes. — 4 days ago
New Zealand 🇳🇿 is well known for its distinctive Sauvignon Blanc’s with their clean crisp refreshing mouth feel and unique citrus signature. This wine in my opinion is one of the best. Citrus and lemon grass flavor for sure blended with tropical fruits yet not over powering making it the perfect sip on a snowy day by the fireplace. Cheers 🍷 — 12 days ago
A lovely wine, which is stylistically different from the typical Napa SB.
The nose is so exotic and floral. Lots of grapefruit, gooseberry and cut grass. Palate is clean, crisp and precise. Finishes dry, taut, and with salinity. A clone of Didier Dagueneau Pur Sang, which in my mind is a huge compliment. Kudos to @Maayan Koschitzky and his team.
Day 2 note, this is not a hit-n-run pour. It’s an intellectual quaff. Take your time to enjoy its twists and turns (its story). — 12 days ago
12 & 13 Dana Vaso. 12 was the clear winner last night. I’d like to revisit the 13 in 6/12 months.
The color was so light almost transparent. Meyer lemon, green apple, white peach & grapefruit/ tangerine skin. The palate is vibrant with a zesty energy that is perfectly balanced with the softness & subtle notes of white flowers. Have it on it’s own or with food.
WHY spend $175 on the Dana SB when you can get this at a fraction of the price. BUY!!
@Mike R You & Rhonda ... As always 5 star hospitality at your house. The kids are looking forward to coming back to your CC this summer. — 19 days ago