The 2009 vintage was predominately fermented in stainless steel to retain
the citrus and tropical fruit aromatics while the balance was barrel fermented
in French and American oak to increase the mouthfeel and develop flavors of
white peach and honeydew melon. We also use a clone of Sauvignon Blanc
called Sauvignon Musqué to add a hint of orange blossom and tangerine and,
for the first time ever, we blended in some estate Semillon. The Semillon adds
wonderful floral notes and nice texture.
This Sauvignon Blanc ("The Fumé") pairs great with lots of food, such as
thai grilled chicken and pasta with shrimp, but it also pairs just as well with you
"The star of this line-up is the delicious, exotic, fruit-forward 2009 The Fume, a blend of Sauvignon Blanc from the North Coast (primarily Lake County and Alexander Valley). It offers abundant notes of honeysuckle, orange marmalade, fig and melons in a crisp, fresh, medium-bodied, exotic, exuberant style. It needs to be consumed over the next year.
The Wine Advocate
Light & Crisp
Great wine for a party. Good value.
Fruity & Smooth
This is a great value Sauvignon Blanc with a nice orange blossom nose and full fruit including tangerine, fig, and melon.
This is a nice wine but not a great wine. Perfect for a light chicken or pork dinner during a warm summer. Nice flavors not normally associated with sauvignon blanc such as figs and melon with a light-to-medium body texture and floral notes.