Aromatically this wine bursts with salty citrus with spicy green herbaceous notes and passionfruit thiols. In the background, there are hints of a green apple, cucumber, and melon with floral aromas of exotic spice and coriander. There is definitely an attractive earthiness on the nose that successfully pairs up with a promise of bright citrus. Imagine if there were Sauvignon Blanc pop rocks…this wine is right there with its explosive freshness on the palate. Don’t let the energy fool you, there is a ton of texture to this wine that brings out a complex collection of flavors. Salty citrus fruit leads, followed by earthy green herbal notes that are rounded out by melon and peach. All of this is framed by mouthwatering minerality. You can taste the age and wisdom of these vines and their five decades of coexistence with the nearby Pacific Ocean. This is definitely not your typical California Sauvignon Blanc.
There's a fascinatingly flinty kick to the nose of this bottling, reminiscent of mineral-driven Sancerre, and then come waves of green apple and lime. The palate is very tense and almost tarry, with hints of sea salt and seaweed but also familiar flavors of brisk apple and cut lawn.
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