Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2017
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The nose displays an intense bouquet of guava and tropical fruits with a hint of gooseberry, then opens on Meyer lemons zest and mineral notes. The intensity and freshness are extraordinary. The palate is suave and focused, savory, almost salty. Tension and minerality carry through the lingering finish. Our best vintage of Sauvignon Blanc to date.
The aromas to this great white show wonderful sherbet, limes, green melon, salt and honey blossom. Full to medium body, with a vertical, compact fruit presence, firmness and great length. Such energy and intensity with focus and elegance. Best white of Napa at the moment? Drink or hold.
Bottled in late July, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc is a real step up from previous vintages, springing from the glass with vibrant lime cordial, orange blossom and grapefruit notes with touches of allspice, honeysuckle, ripe pears, white peaches and struck flint. Medium-bodied with a suggestion of satin to the texture and a fantastic intensity of exuberant citrus fruits and mineral notes, it delivers a very long, refreshing finish. This should age beautifully! Drink now-2025.