Justin Sauvignon Blanc 2018
Clear, bright, pale straw with silver highlights. Aromatic with ripe lemon, pear and a tropical fruit, mixed with savory herbal notes and
acacia flower accents. Dry with moderate-plus body, a fresh burst of lemon lime and green apple on the entry becoming more complex toward the mid-palate with white pepper, green herbs and floral notes as the palate unfolds. The finish is crisp with sustained citrus and tropical fruit balanced by savory fresh cut herbs, a subtle white pepper accent and a pleasing mineral texture. It’s a perfect match to a cool summer soup like Gazpacho, or its Andalusian relative, Salmorejo made with fresh olive oil. It’s also great with grilled oysters with an herb compound butter, or a salad of mixed greens, pears and walnuts with fresh goat cheese. This is Sauvignon Blanc at its best; palate-cleansing and refreshing, textural, with a balance of complex fruit, herbal highlights and savory flavors.
The largest and perhaps most varied of California’s wine-growing regions, the Central Coast produces a good majority of the state's wine. This vast district stretches from San Francisco all the way to Santa Barbara along the coast, and reaches inland nearly all the way to the Central Valley.
Encompassing an extremely diverse array of climates, soil types and wine styles, it contains many smaller sub-AVAs, including San Francisco Bay, Monterey, the Santa Cruz Mountains, Paso Robles, Edna Valley, Santa Ynez Valley and Santa Maria Valley.
While the region could probably support almost any major grape varietiy, it is famous for a few. Pinot Noir, Chardonnay, Cabernet Sauvignon and Zinfandel are among the major ones. The Central Coast is home to many of the state's small, artisanal wineries crafting unique, high-quality wines, as well as larger producers also making exceptional wines.