2017 Anthem Sauvignon Blanc, Carsi Ranch, Napa Valley
NVWE Notes: Mimicking the sophistication of fine White Bordeaux, the aromas of this classy wine fan-out as a harmonious marriage of golden fig preserves, golden mulberry, lemon curd, honeysuckle, white rose, ground almond, vanilla wafer and white pepper, and these elements are firmly balanced by hard minerality. It proves both tongue-coating and vibrant in the mouth, and extremely long. The mid-palate and finishing flavors are a near-perfect mirror of the nose, and the piquant fruit and minerality create a foil to all the plush fruit. A fine companion to richly-sauced scallops or sweetbreads right now, yet it will surely improve. 280 cases produced.