Think of a white from California, and you tend to imagine Chardonnay. So, for a Sauvignon Blanc to make the cut for one of the region’s top producers, it must be pretty spectacular in quality. We have just such a wine to offer today, the 97-point Lail Vineyards Georgia Sauvignon Blanc, and, with just 416 cases made (usually exclusive to the direct mailing list of the producer) they are as rare as they are impressive. We are, therefore, delighted to have up to eight cases of the 2021 available.
Lail’s Georgia Sauvignon Blanc was inspired by winemaker Philippe Melka’s time working at the home of perhaps the best Sauvignon Blanc on the planet, Haut Brion. Here, he learned that Sauvignon Blanc can be complex, multi-dimensional and age-worthy and set about creating his own version. He has clearly succeeded in his aim.
The 2021 is perhaps the best Georgia ever made. For Lisa Perrotti-Brown, it has “a gorgeous perfume”; while also having a “full-bodied palate delivers a decadently creamy texture, beautifully juxtaposed by a racy backbone”. Her 97-point score is the highest ever achieved by this cuvee.
Do let us know if you would like to secure a case or two.