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Sauvignon Blanc, 2018. Oak Grove

Sauvignon Blanc, 2018. Oak Grove

Item #: C0919W2DC
Vintage: 2018
Varietal: Sauvignon Blanc
Vineyard/Appellation: California
Color: Pale Straw
Nose: Peach and Herbs
Palate: Lovely Green Apple
Finish: Gripping Stone Fruit
Rating: 96
Cellaring/Serving Suggestions: Now through 2021/Seafood, Vegetarian/13.0% Alcohol by Volume

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Jeff Dye has been making Oak Grove wines since he founded Arroyo Seco Vineyards in 1982, and the only thing that has changed is that the wines just keep getting better. His vineyards are in the cool climate of Monterey, but the company has parcels all over California - from Sonoma to Paso Robles and the Central Coast.

Jeff's winemaking staff takes great pride in searching out the finest grapes from California's cool appellations. Oak Grove is a line of Reserve California appellation wines, primarily made from grapes grown along California's Central Coast, produced in a rich, fruit-forward style.

Sauvignon Blanc is a natural for California. It loves the warm temperature, where it can ripen to perfection. It is named Sauvignon Blanc because, oddly enough, it is a direct kin of Cabernet Sauvignon. In spite of the fact that one is red and the other white, their DNA is similar.

This is nothing short of what we'd expect from a Jeff Dye offering, with lovely fruit and balance to spare. The color is a pale straw that glistens in the glass. The beautiful peach and floral components come through in the nose and palate for an absolutely delightful experience.

All the nuance is in the glass, from the stone fruit to the fresh herbs and on to the lovely finish. It can certainly compare to much higher-priced offerings, but in typical Jeff Dye fashion, we get a value as well. While we strive to bring you a variety of wines, these are so good we can't pass them up.

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