Lail Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Georgia 2016
WA95: The 2016 Georgia Sauvignon Blanc comes 100% from Totem Vineyard in Yountville and is fermented and aged 18 months in 100% new French oak. It leaps from the glass with notions of ripe peaches, fresh pears, pineapple and guava with touches of chalk dust, white pepper, dill seed and honeysuckle. Medium to full-bodied, it completely coats the palate with tropical fruits and spicy layers, lifted with a zippy line of acidity and finishing long and minerally. Give it another year or two in bottle and drink it over the next 8-10 years. 350 cases produced, to be released in July 2019.
JS95: Exciting and dense white with lemon-zest and dried-pineapple character. Peaches, limes and fennel, too. Full and flavorful. Dried fruit comes through. Finishes minerally, salty and dry. Drink now.