Founded by a third-generation farmer, the heart of this wine starts in the soil and captures the natural, delicious character of the fruit. The floral Musque clone shows on the jasmine laced bouquet, while the mid-palate bursts with white peach, Meyer lemon and honeycomb flavors. Rich and succulent in the mouth, the oak is kept well in hand on the textured yet crisp palate, and fresh acidity lingers on the finish. This is a great price for such an elegant, refreshing wine.
Tom Gamble grew up in Oakville with his father and uncles farming the land. Tom planned to follow in their footsteps and take up the grower lifestyle. None of his family had ever made wine before, however. Not wanting to gamble with the family name, (pun intended), Tom spent many years growing grapes and refining his craft before debuting a Gamble Family wine. Winemaker Jim Close grew up in the UK, and regularly went to France to stock up on wine. He approaches winemaking with an Old World sensibility, as he started his career in the Languedoc-Roussillon before finding his way to Gamble.
Lots of lemon-zest and celery aromas with some crushed stone here, following through to a medium-bodied palate with sliced grapefruit and dried lemon at the end. Fresh and tangy.
Grapefruit and tangerine notes appear on the nose of Gamble Family's 2021 Sauvignon Blanc, while the medium-bodied palate is plump and almost creamy in texture, then finishes crisp and clean. Made in predominantly older barrels (70%) and stainless steel (30%), it's a nicely balanced effort that should be enjoyed over the next couple of years.