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In this vintage, one of Sonoma's top SBs scores points in all the requisite areas. A tiny bit of talc softens the tropical fruit bouquet. More exot... Read more
The old vine 2006 Sauvignon Blanc possesses crisp, melon and fig-like notes, fresh acidity, and medium body. While it does not reveal the intensity... Read more
A rich, grassy style, with refreshing acidity and tart lime, grapefruit and papaya flavors. Ends with a touch of herb and cedar. Drink now. Tasted ... Read more
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In this vintage, one of Sonoma's top SBs scores points in all the requisite areas. A tiny bit of talc softens the tropical fruit bouquet. More exotic fruit is on the palate, highlighted by firm edges and some citrus rind. A bit of banana sweetens the long, dry finish, leaving you with the right overall impression.
The old vine 2006 Sauvignon Blanc possesses crisp, melon and fig-like notes, fresh acidity, and medium body. While it does not reveal the intensity and richness of some previous vintages, it is an excellent white to enjoy over the next several years.
A rich, grassy style, with refreshing acidity and tart lime, grapefruit and papaya flavors. Ends with a touch of herb and cedar. Drink now. Tasted twice, with consistent notes.
Rochioli's forty-year-old vines produce concentrated fruit, and Tom Rochioli preserves that fruit with a beautiful, fresh clarity. This isn't built up with oak (30 percent gets barrel fermented to fill out the mid-palate, a textural rather than a flavor component), nor is it full and weighty. Instead, it manages to be a mouthwatering wine of substance, powerful and gripping yet clean and elusive as spring water. And it's easy to keep pouring the wine purely for its freshness and clarity without focusing on the length of flavor, on the white berry and gooseberry crispness that lasts. Enjoy it with soft-shell crab, or save a bottle for Dungeness season.
One of the finest examples of this varietal in California, Rochioli's Sauvignon Blanc is produced from extremely old vines. The terrific 2001 exhibits aromas of crushed rock, melons, and figs, medium body, lively acidity, and surprising flavor intensity as well as texture. It should drink well for 2-3 years, perhaps longer.
Most of the grapes are from the winery's original 1959 planting. It's a beautiful, refined Sauvignon Blanc, brimming with lemon and lime, freshly mowed green grass and tangy green apple flavors. Partial barrel fermentation adds a creamy complexity. The wine is totally dry and bright in acidity, but it's really the fruit that stars.
Good pale color. High-toned, estery aromas of lime oil and white peach. Penetrating, juicy and precise on the palate, with brisk flavors of orange, anise and fig. Uncompromising sauvignon blanc, finishing with terrific grip and persistence. Year in and year out, this is superb sauvignon.
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