Orin Swift Veladora Tofanelli Vineyard 2009
Wine Tasting Notes Blended with a small amount of Semillon, this predominantly stainless steel fermented Sauvignon Blanc marries supple tropical fruit flavors and aromas with the delicate and balanced nuances of a traditional white Bordeaux creating a wine of weighty texture and elegant balance.
92 points. The aroma of this wine can probably best be defined as wide open and expansive. It’s so deep and complex that putting my nose to the glass was like entering a vortex into another dimension. It’s spicy and intense with rich gooseberry and grass tones. It’s positively loaded with fig aromas and there is an excellent amount of limestone to add depth to the fruit. I pick up on flower petals, lemon juice, peach, and orange oil, which make it incredibly fresh. The palate opens with a delicate, ripe sweetness which gives way to exceptional minerality. There is then a faint spiciness, which leads to rich and intense ripe peaches, figs, and gooseberry. It has excellent, crisp acidity which is softened beautifully with notes of tropical fruit and flowers. The finish is fresh and yet almost oily, similar to that of a very well made dry Riesling. I’m extremely impressed by this wine’s refinement and balance, and it is quite possibly the best Sauvignon Blanc I have found from California. An absolute pleasure for this, or just about any other price, a definitely a wine worth buying. Source: What's Worth Drinking: Post #30: Orin Swift Tasting Part 2 ( http://whatsworthdrinking.com/2010/06/18/post-30-orin-swift-tasting-part-2/ )
Crisp, clean, and flavorful.