2014 Stonestreet Sauvignon Blanc Aurora Point

Year: 2014
Appellation: Alexander Valley
Country: USA-California
Wine Advocate: 91
Vinous Media: 93
White Wine
Alcohol by Volume: 14.5%
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"Intriguing, complex and provocative is the 100% Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Aurora Point Vineyard, coming from an 800- to 1,000-foot-altitude vineyard and fermented in older oak. Much more nectarine, exotic pineapple and passion fruit notes are present in this medium-bodied, fresh, lively and perfumed style of Sauvignon Blanc that is delicious and beautifully textured. Drink it over the next several years.

Stonestreet continues to build wines that show less emphasis on toasty new oak and more emphasis on vineyard site, fruit quality, and overall harmony and elegance. They make two Sauvignon Blancs, seven Chardonnays and five Cabernet Sauvignons, all from the Alexander Valley high-elevation hillside vineyards of the Jackson family. Tel. (800) 355-8008; www.stonestreetwines.com" (WA)

"Stonestreet's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Aurora Point is one of the most distinctive wines in California. Exquisitely layered, aromatic and expressive, the 2014 offers exceptional balance and class. Candied lemon, sage, white flowers and mint are some of the many notes that grace this compelling, delicious wine." (VM)

Winery Notes:
The Aurora is a study in the tension between exotic fruit and power, proof positive that high elevation Sauvignon Blanc is a force to be reckoned with. Star fruit, tangerine and passion fruit ll out the aromas, with a gun smoke element shading the background. The palate opens with a full, focused texture, a powerful statement that’s held aloft by quince, lime peel and a stony finish.