Brilliantly, light yellow in color with greenish tints. Strong and
lively nose, typical Sauvignon Blanc, suggesting gooseberry, passion fruits, melon, litchi with a note of honeysuckle. Round and mellow on the palate, fat but balanced, high in alcohol with plenty of finesse, well structured, reminding the nose aromas with a hint
of rosemary. A richly textured wine with superb length and balance. A classy wine with long finish and persistent aromas.
"The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc is from Alpha’s vines at 620-690 meters, aged sur lie. Some six months or so additional time in bottle shows this in better shape, evolving beautifully and improving. It has some solidity, a fine, persistent finish, gorgeous balance and well integrated herbaceousness. It seems very fine and perfectly constructed, mildly aromatic and quite impressive. I think it will be at peak over the next year or so, but it may last longer than I originally thought. Drink now-2015.
The Wine Advocate