One of the best white dicsoveries we've made this year! Try this small-production gem from Epoch winemaker Jordan Fiorentini while we still have it.
Jordan Fiorentini has been making wine for 13 years in the US and Italy. She hit national attention with her elegant Sauvignon Blancs at Chalk Hill in Sonoma County. She continues to impress the critics with her Rhone style blends at Epoch in Paso Robles. She started Magna Mater as a project to make a "winemakers wine". Jordan has styled this Sauvignon Blanc to be the embodiment of what she would like to drink after a day in the vineyard. Sauvignon Blancs are known for expression of terroir. Magna Mater's 2013 Vogelzang Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. After exhaustive research, Fiorentini finally chose this award-winning site in Santa Barbara County to source her grapes. Vogelzang Vineyard is striking in its simple complexity. Barrel fermented in 75% stainless steel drums and 25% new French oak (Sylvain cooperage) this wine seesaws between purely delicious and subtly pensive, prompting its moto found on the cork: faciam ut mei memineris (I will make you remember me).
One of the best Napa Valley Sauvignon Blancs we've discovered.
The Altamura 2013 Sauvignon Blanc comes from the winery's 4-acre 18-year-old dry-farmed vineyard which sits at an altitude of 850 feet. The wine is fermented and aged in new French oak barrels for 18 months resulting in a wine of great depth and complexity, displaying the flavor and textural profile more like a white Bordeaux than a California Sauvignon Blanc. Very limited production of 500 cases.
Another great new release from Bedrock - limited.
previous vintage 92 Points Robert Parker: "The Sauvignon Blanc is one of the best I have tasted in California. This is highly extracted Sauvignon, with perhaps the vintage’s low yields and splendid concentration giving it that extra gear. The telltale melons, caramelized grapefruit, fig and more exotic fruits are present in this beautifully fragrant, medium-bodied Sauvignon that has a terrific texture and length. It is dry, but wow, what an intriguing and exotic Sauvignon Blanc. Drink it over the next several years...
...everybody should recognize the incredible speed at which Morgan Twain-Peterson has built his Bedrock Wine Co. into a world-class performer. Moreover, few people have done more to preserve and save heritage/ancient-vine vineyards than Peterson. Here is his new lineup of wines that shows his creative Midas touch for coaxing full character out of his diverse terroirs and blends. His commitment to excellence is something to admire."