Eisele Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc 2018
|Region||California, Napa Valley, Calistoga|
The nose displays an intense bouquet of white musk, grapefruit and fresh rose petals, with a hint of blackcurrant blossom. It then opens on fragrances of kiwi, nectarine and mandarin zests. The palate is an explosion of white grapefruit and stone fruit. Creamy and savory, the mouthfeel turns to vanilla bean and cardamom, with delicious comforting texture and lingering freshness.
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.
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.
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. 1,180 cases made.