The 2008 Fumé Blanc is crisp, bright, and refreshing: three words that have captured the style of our Sauvignon Blanc since 1972. Classic aromas of lemon-lime, melon, and subtle mineral notes lead to flavors of grapefruit and lemon zest with grassy nuances. Produced from our Russian River and Dry Creek Valley vineyards, this wine
displays both cooler climate and warmer climate fruit elements that give our Fumé Blanc a sense of brightness and minerality. A balanced and delicious wine perfect as an aperitif or first course.
It's still a good wine . Full of flavor and just the right amount of acidity to keep it crisp and light. Food friendly or just by itself.
I guess Wine News and I don't see wines the same way. I like the style, but the wine seemed "off", but not corked.