2019 Sauvignon Blanc The Intern
Über-Sauvignon is a single-vineyard Sauvignon Blanc from our own Estate vineyard here in the Chehalem Mountains. Mineral-driven aromas, with bracing acidity and a refined texture, make this one of the most interesting wines that we produce. Fermented in a large format acacia barrel.
This blends wines fermented in a large acacia barrel and a concrete egg. It’s spicy and creamy at the same time, with rather unusual flavors of butter, egg and peavine, along with fresh cut apples. Somehow it all works in a seamless fashion, with good length and a lingering snap to the finish. —P.G.
Translucent yellow. Bright and focused on the nose, displaying incisive lemon zest, green apple, honeysuckle and dusty mineral scents, along with hints of succulent herbs and ginger. Dry, seamless and lively on the palate, offering intense citrus and orchard fruit flavors that show excellent concentration but carry no excess weight. Closes on a vaguely smoky note,displaying repeating spiciness and impressive, floral-driven persistence.
James Suckling Reviews