2009 Alexander Valley
The wine shows bright clarity with pale intensity and a pale straw color in appearance. The nose is clean and of medium intensity showing some youthful development from barrel and bottle aging. Classic Sauvignon Blanc markers of citrus like grapefruit, lemon and lime are complemented by pear and apple notes. A touch of grass, tropical fruit and vanilla cream add complexity to the nose. The palate is dry and shows medium acidity, alcohol, body, flavor intensity and length with flavors mimicking the nose. Refreshing acid and an elegant interpretation will make this a great match with lighter foods or as a perfect summer white wine.