Dunnuck calls this “one of the finest Sauvignons from California” and we’re inclined to agree. Reynoso knows the vines like Melka knows the wines, and this would happily stand up to the best of France. Hints of peach blossom, chamomile and fresh apricot ascend from the glass, luring you into a field of honeysuckle with graphite, white pepper and dill seed on the finish, all of it fenced in neatly by a vibrant backbone of acidity.
One of the finest Sauvignons from California, the 2017 Sauvignon Blanc Ritchie Vineyard (100% Sauvignon aged 18 months in 40% new oak) is a serious, concentrated effort that competes with any number of Bordeaux Blanc out there. Fabulous notes of crushed citrus, honeyed grapefruit, and just hints of tropical fruit all flow to a deep, powerful Sauvignon that stays racy and pure, with a terrific finish. It’s the real deal, and while I’d drink bottles over the coming 2-4 years, I wouldn’t be surprised to see this age gracefully.