Eisele Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc is the white wine from the Eisele Vineyard. The parcels are located on the Eastern side of the property, where the hills provide ideal protection from the afternoon sun, preserving the freshness and energy of this wine. The blending of two Sauvignon Blanc clones: Sauvignon Musque with its slightly exotic flavors, and Sauvignon Blanc with a lean, gravely structure, produces a wine of great pleasure that speaks of the long warm summers and the dry cobbly soils. Starting with the 2013 vintage, extended elevage on the lees has added tension and aromatic complexity to this unique wine.

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94pts Wine Advocate– 2018 vintage

Already bottled, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc bursts from the glass with energetic notes of fresh grapefruit, lime leaves, green apples and orange blossoms with wafts of dill seed and white pepper.

Medium-bodied, the palate is practically electric with vibrant citrus and apple flavors and a wonderfully spicy background, finishing fantastically long, minerally and refreshing.

93pts Wine Spectator– 2018 vintage

Aromatic and succulent, with highlights of fresh lemongrass, thyme and chive flower complementing the juicy pomelo, pear and Meyer lemon flavors at the core.  A whiff of lanolin and saline adds a savory thread, showing terrific harmony and complexity on the supple finish.  Drink now.

96pts Wine Advocate– 2019 vintage

Bottled in early August 2020, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in 25% Stainless Steel, 15% concrete eggs and the remainder in French oak barrels, 25% new. It leaps from the glass with wonderfully intense notes of white peaches, grapefruit, mandarin peel and honeysuckle with wafts of yuzu and paraffin wax.

Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully balanced with loads of mineral accents and a lovely satiny texture, finishing very long and savory.

97pts James Suckling– 2019 vintage

Very subtle aromas of green apple, pear, kumquat and light peach. Medium to full body with a really refined nature, showing similar flavors to the nose, as well as lightly toasted oak and acacia and nut undertones. Honeydew melon and lilac, too. Refined and savory. Delicious complexity. Drink or hold.

 

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Eisele Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc 2016

Sauvignon Blanc is the white wine from the Eisele Vineyard. The parcels are located on the Eastern side of the property, where the hills provide ideal protection from the afternoon sun, preserving the freshness and energy of this wine. The blending of two Sauvignon Blanc clones: Sauvignon Musque with its slightly exotic flavors, and Sauvignon Blanc with a lean, gravely structure, produces a wine of great pleasure that speaks of the long warm summers and the dry cobbly soils. Starting with the 2013 vintage, extended elevage on the lees has added tension and aromatic complexity to this unique wine.

Label

Shelf Talker

Tech Sheet

94pts Wine Advocate– 2018 vintage

Already bottled, the 2018 Sauvignon Blanc bursts from the glass with energetic notes of fresh grapefruit, lime leaves, green apples and orange blossoms with wafts of dill seed and white pepper.

Medium-bodied, the palate is practically electric with vibrant citrus and apple flavors and a wonderfully spicy background, finishing fantastically long, minerally and refreshing.

93pts Wine Spectator– 2018 vintage

Aromatic and succulent, with highlights of fresh lemongrass, thyme and chive flower complementing the juicy pomelo, pear and Meyer lemon flavors at the core.  A whiff of lanolin and saline adds a savory thread, showing terrific harmony and complexity on the supple finish.  Drink now.

96pts Wine Advocate– 2019 vintage

Bottled in early August 2020, the 2019 Sauvignon Blanc was fermented and aged in 25% Stainless Steel, 15% concrete eggs and the remainder in French oak barrels, 25% new. It leaps from the glass with wonderfully intense notes of white peaches, grapefruit, mandarin peel and honeysuckle with wafts of yuzu and paraffin wax.

Medium to full-bodied, the palate is beautifully balanced with loads of mineral accents and a lovely satiny texture, finishing very long and savory.

97pts James Suckling– 2019 vintage

Very subtle aromas of green apple, pear, kumquat and light peach. Medium to full body with a really refined nature, showing similar flavors to the nose, as well as lightly toasted oak and acacia and nut undertones. Honeydew melon and lilac, too. Refined and savory. Delicious complexity. Drink or hold.

 

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