2016 Ghost Block Sauvignon Blanc Morgaen Lee Vineyard Napa Valley USA
This bright, tempting, and silky sur lie aged Sauvignon Blanc boasts aromatics of ripe stone fruits, mainly white peach and yellow melon. The wine has lively acidity of yellow fruits and hints of peach. This single vineyard Sauvignon Blanc exhibits classic Napa Valley flavors, with a crisp and complex long –lasting, refreshing finish. 100% Sauvignon Blanc.
Banshee Sauvignon Blanc 2016$25.00
Banshee Wines was founded by three friends from the Midwest and East Coast who shared a passion for wine and a lifelong dream of owning their own winery. Their fascination with wine started early in life. While their peers were drinking Milwaukee’s Best, they had an afﬁnity towards collecting European wines and hosting dorm room wine tastings. Post-college, each pursued a career in the wine industry, ranging from importing wines, to winemaking, to distribution and sales. When their paths ultimately converged in San Francisco in 2009, they pooled their money together to make the ﬁrst vintage of Banshee Wines. After a few years, they migrated up to Healdsburg, where they’ve developed strong relationships with the owners and growers of some of the best and most coveted vineyards in Sonoma, working in lock step with them to produce wines of depth, purity and balance. They strive to make wines with the complexity and deliciousness of those found at the very top of the quality and price scale, but at a price that is affordable for everyone and not just the uber-wealthy.
The Banshee Sauvignon Blanc 2016 comes from a combination of vineyards in the Russian River and Dry Creek valleys. These areas are perfect for the style of Sauvignon Blanc we all love – a combination of sufficient daytime warmth to develop exuberant fruit flavors and plenty of morning/evening coolness to preserve lip smacking structure and vital tart and green-tinged flavors.
In addition, they like to utilize the charms of the musque´ variation of Sauvignon Blanc to highlight the lifted perfume and floral aspects it brings. About 30% of this wine is powered up by musque´ (think X-Men).
The wine is immediately charming for its floral bouquet of lilacs and daisies. This leads into a medium weight blend of honeydew, lime, pear, and sea salt flavors. These flavors linger on the fresh, well-integrated citrus line that runs through the long, tangy finish.
Mohua Sauvignon Blanc 2015$14.00
Fruit for the 2015 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc was sourced from a selection
of vineyards within the Lower Wairau Valley, Rapaura and Southern
Valley sub-regions of Marlborough. The fruit was harvested at optimum
maturity, gently pressed and cool fermented to stainless steel to retain
fruit flavor and freshness.
The 2015 Mohua Sauvignon Blanc shows lifted aromas of passion fruit
and lime. The palate is luscious with tropical fruit and bright citrus
characters. Melon, guava and grapefruit flavors combine with a fresh
acidity to give a long lingering finish.
White Oak Sauvignon Blanc 2016, Russian River$21.00
Aromas of stone fruit with hints of fresh cut hay along with notes of kiwi fruit and citrus blossom come forward from this wine. On the pallet, flavors include tangerine, muddled thyme and hints of almond all balanced with crisp acidity, leading to a lingering finish.