Very intense and multi-layered, the bouquet is dominated by forest
spring flowers, honeysuckle, lily, acacia, orange blossom, with
white peach, lemon, lime, William pear, grapefruit, honey, minerals.
The rich and delicate, zesty flavors follow seamlessly from the
aroma. Layered, elegant and very long, the estate's signature wet
stone minerality balances the richness lending a superb refinement
to the finish. Build to age, the 2009 L'Après-Midi is already revealing
itself as a superb expression our estate's terroir.
"Aromatic, complex and ultimately refreshing, this white delivers details of clove, mineral, tangerine zest, lemon curd and mango that weave together a sophisticated profile of flavors. A terrific cleansing acidity clarifies the flavors, finishing with a juicy punch. Drink now through 2014. 2,150 cases made."
"The 2009 Sauvignon Blanc l'Apres Midi (blended with 14% Semillon) is, as usual, one of the finest expressions of Sauvignon in northern California. It displays lots of melony fruit intertwined with fresh figs and exotic tropical fruits. Dry, medium-bodied and surprisingly powerful in terms of alcohol content (15.2%), there is no hint of wood despite its 100% barrel fermentation. This super food-friendly, brilliant Sauvignon should provide plenty of pleasure over the next 2-3 years."
The Wine Advocate