2020 Shared Notes Sauvignon Blanc ‘Les Pierres qui Decident’ Russian River
Bursting with an aromatic intensity rarely seen in Sauvignon Blanc, the 2016 Shared Notes “Les Pierres qui Décident” is a stunning display; where concentration meets delicacy. Incredibly bright notes of fresh lime, citrus blossom, and lemon peel are backed by a distinct salinity formed from the coastal influences of this Russian River Valley site. Brief skin contact prior to pressing gives added texture to the palate, while aging on the lees in 132 gallon French oak puncheons maintains purity of the vibrant, crisp flavors in this refreshingly dry wine. Bracing acidity on the finish provides the pillar that will allow this wine to continue aging for many years to come.
Connoisseurs' Guide - "If you happen to share our love of cellar-aged Sauvignon Blancs, this may be the wine for you. It is not in the least ready to drink by our lights yet has both clear varietal focus and a wealth of still-nascent fruit at its heart. And its aging potential is further driven by some of the highest levels of acidity seen in Sauvignon Blanc of its quality. Indeed, there will be many who decry its grapefruity aspects and suggest you look elsewhere, and we would agree that this wine is not for all palates. But, for those who are willing to wait five or more years for a lovely wine that will always be on the crisp side, this may be the right one. It does, however, ask your forbearance."
Shop By Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
|Country||USA - California|
|Region||Russian River Valley|
|Grape Varietals||Sauvignon Blanc, Semillon|