Chateau Montelena Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc 2014
|California, Napa Valley
Ripe peach, guava, and honeydew dominate an incredibly effusive harmony of tropical aromas. Some of the more classic Sauvignon notes of boxwood and fresh cut grass are also present but in a sporadic, dynamic fashion that leads to a wonderful new experience with each swirl of the glass. Both lively and supple, this wine shows its youthful exuberance in fresh citrus and buoyant acidity. Hidden beneath, hints of hazelnut and toast, from sur lees ageing, gradually work their way to the forefront. These two worlds will harmonize over time in the form of a textural richness that's almost creamy but seems to lend more sweetness at this stage. With excellent breadth and depth, the Semillon really shines here. Tropical fruit transitions to honey and fig with a touch of ginger and plenty of lime.