Remember Carmen and her fantastically fruit-festooned hat—all pineapples and grapes and tropical fruit you don't even know the names for? That's the 2011 Sauvignon Blanc. In spades.
The aromas aren't embarrassed at all to be fruit driven. Pomelo and grapefruit are overlaid with a tropical flair—passion fruit, guava, and pineapple are apparent with a hint of grass. The tropicals are the lead flavors followed by grapefruit and pear. Nothing sweet, but very rich. The mouthfeel is soft and plush with a midpalate coating that just doesn't stop; there's nothing austere about this Sauvignon. There's a lemon on the finish plus some lingering minerality—just a little flintiness makes it interesting.