Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2009
External Reviews for Honig Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley
The cult following for this wine is well deserved, and the commitment of the Honigs to growing Sauvignon Blanc in the heart of Napa Cabernet country is commendable, but it's the mouthful of crisp, herb-scented, lemon- and fig-inspired, gently oak-infused, top-quality Sauvignon Blanc that brings Honig lovers back time and again.
Honig is one of the leading practitioners of crisp, dry, flinty, refreshing Sauvignon Blanc. The 2003 Sauvignon Blanc Napa (which includes 5% Semillon) exhibits light to medium-bodied, elegant notes of lemon grass intermingled with melon, fig, and crushed rocks. It is a stylish, pure expression of Sauvignon to consume over the next 1-2 years.
Full-flavored and fully balanced among melon, papaya, grapefruit, lime zest with vibrant acidity and a nice round feel on the palate.
Very pale color. Pure aromas of white grapefruit, passion fruit, grass and ginger. Then fat and ripe, with an exotic hint of banana leavened by good dry minerality. Not really herbal but ultimately cool, classic, musky sauvignon that should go well with oysters. Honig began picking their small 2004 sauvignon crop on August 10!
Intense yet delicate, with a medley of lime skin, grapefruit, grass and cedar flavors underscored by pretty floral notes and a burst of green pear and fig. Drink now through 2006.
Light on its feet, with tangy lemon, grass, peach and honeysuckle flavors, framed by a hint of vanilla and grapefruit on the finish.