2015 Davis Bynum Sauvignon Blanc Virginia’s Block Jane’s Vineyard Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

Zesty and tropical but with heft, too

2015 Davis Bynum Sauvignon Blanc Virginia‘s Block Jane‘s Vineyard Russian River Valley, Sonoma County

A tropical style of Sauvignon Blanc with flavors skewing more Old World than New. The wine was grown in the five-acre Jane’s Vineyard in the Russian River Valley, barrel fermented in a mix of neutral French oak and stainless steel. Malolactic was suppressed.

It yields a fragrance of white peaches and pineapple, yellow flowers and ripe citrus, while its racy acidity and limpid yellow body glint with lemon-lime and honeydew. Perhaps the wine’s most alluring quality is its fey, almost-bitter Sauvignon backbone, which imbues it with authority and presence.

Balanced and zesty and well-structured, a good accompaniment to fresh and young cheeses, salads, and light-fleshed fish.

14.5% abv | $25 (sample) 1,200 cases made

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