The 2011 Fumé Blanc displays an aromatic symphony that leaves one pondering the truly magical characters of the Sauvignon Blanc varietal. The initial aromas fill the senses with a cacophony of pungent grassy, kaffir lime, citrus, white pepper and classic olive aromas. The palate is framed by refreshing citrus and mineral notes that mingle in wonderful harmony with Meyer lemon, Granny Smith apple and orange zest flavors. The grassy elements repeat on the finish with acidity that is both refreshing and brisk. This incredible new vintage is an ode to our founding and reminds us of how we got our start – a wine that is classically styled and immediately food friendly at an unbelievably fair price.
Exceptional for the price! I'm giving it 3 stars because I reserve 5 stars for my bucket list picks and 4 stars for my outstanding wine picks. This is an extremley good Sauvignon Blanc and a great deal for the price. It overperforms and refuses to be overstated. This is not like New Zealand SB (meaning no huge grapefruit here), instead you'll find hints of all things citrus, a lovely light body and a refreshing profile. I think the winemaker's notes on this one are spot-on.
Light & Crisp
I could see myself drinking this in the backyard by the pool on a hot summer day. Crisp, good acidity. easy drinking
Light & Crisp
Usually when you see Fume Blanc you think oak. But this wine is pure stainless steel... They call it Loire Valley style, and though perhaps not as complex as many Loire wines, this delivers the citrus, grassy notes and super zingy acidity one expects from that region. Crisp, with citrus dominating, backed by some grassy, mineral and bell pepper notes. Quite refreshing. Warm day, backyard kind of wine!