The startlingly fresh, vivid aromas of the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc literally leap out of the glass, redolent of just-cut white grapefruit, bracing gooseberry, lime and kiwi, and ripe honeydew melon, with subordinate spice and vanilla scents. On the medium-bodied palate, the wine's ripe grapefruit, guava, melon, green apple and mineral flavors are remarkably rich, intense, concentrated and vibrant, with a long, full finish packed with fresh fruit and mineral/chalky (a la White Bordeaux) tones.
This is Cakebread's 38th vintage of Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, and it's a doozy, unquestionably one of their best. Savor it as an ideal aperitif wine and with your favorite salad, seafood, poultry and pasta dishes.
Blend: 87% Sauvignon Blanc, 9% Semillon, 4% Sauvignon Musque