out of the gate almost painfully tart, loads of acidity, delicious lemon and grapefruit flavors. not terribly forthcoming on the nose - faint whiff of lemon. as the bottle progresses the wine gets a bit rounder but is still bracing. i am not sure what food this would pair with but it is absolutely terrific as a stand alone quaff. glad i have some more of this - have been very impressed with everything i’ve tasted from this producer. 95
sorry - 15% semillon, santa ynez valley. i guess your 1st post shouldn’t be for 95 points, but…i drink a lot of sb, and i like this a good deal better than the 07 merry edwards and 07 spottswoode, 2 pretty highly regarded sbs.
Craig, the wonderful folks from Jonata generously provided wines for two of the great dinners at the Scottsdale Culinary festival this year. I adored the SB. In fact our great palate Otto Dobre, whom I invited to the festival who flushes many wines down the drain and never requested anyone to be gentle to him in his entire life ( ) liked it so much that he stated that he would be willing to pay the $60 tariff for that wine. Thank you for your note, your effort and courage in posting here.
It’s a great white wine. As noted, there’s a great balance of acidity and richness, though instead of both attributes going down the middle of the road, they are balanced by exisiting harmoniously at opposite extremes.