Wine Advocate | Rating: 96The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Georgia takes all of these elements and adds an uplifted aromatic display that is vaguely reminiscent of the great Haut-Brion Blanc from Bordeaux, which has some Semillon blended with the Sauvignon. This is a fabulous effort from Robin Lail, and again, from the dry-farmed Totem Vineyard in Yountville. Wonderful citrus oil, crushed rock, white flowers, marmalade, melon and grapefruit notes are all present in this full-bodied beauty that soaks up the new oak beautifully and has tremendous precision and freshness. It should drink well for at least 10-15 years based on how the 2004 has evolved.Author: Robert Parker
California is the heartland of wine production in the US, and the state that brought prestige to American wine thanks to the pioneers who built early wineries like , , , and in the 1800s. Its large geographic area ensures a great diversity in growing sites, varieties grown, and quality levels. Generalizations about the state's wines have numerous exceptions; however, a few key facts generally hold true—ample sunshine, dry weather during the growing season, and moderate winters prevail. and continue to dominate the state's production—albeit in continually smaller percentages, as growers continue to diversify. More than 100 different varieties can be found throughout the state.
Collector Data For This Wine
- 60 bottles owned
- 10 collectors