2018 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc

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SKU: KFSB18

When I write about a wine I’ve made, I think back first to the weather.  The past few years we’ve had some pretty extreme weather in the Casablanca Valley.  2016 was a cold and difficult year, while 2017 was probably one of the warmest years we’ve ever had.

2018 was also cold and a challenging vintage in many respects. I was concerned about the vines; grape yields were higher than usual  and the clusters were slow to ripen. Harvest itself took a great deal of patience and dedication. We constantly monitored our blocks to carefully handle the unusual vintage. Read more in Byron's tasting notes ››

 

Wine Specs
Vintage
2018
Varietal
Sauvignon Blanc
Appellation
Casablanca Valley
Alcohol %
13
Ratings
**(94 points)** - *Descorchados* **(92 points)** Skin contact, barrel, stainless steel and concrete-fermented components are all used to create extra complexity on this intense, saline, cool climate Sauvignon Blanc made from clones 107 and 242. Nettley, smoky and sappy. - *Tim Atkin* **(92 points)** - A wealth of dried citrus, sea salt, fresh herbs and Chinese plums. Really vibrant with everything in check and where it should be, the green and stone fruit keeping fresh through the minerally finish. Medium-bodied and precise, but with some good texture. Drink now. - *James Suckling* **(9-9.5 points)** Pale gold in the glass, this wine smells of green apples, white flowers, and star fruit. In the mouth, gorgeous tart flavors of lime pith, kiwi, and star fruit have a nice wet pavement minerality and a beautiful balance with bright acidity. Lovely and distinctive. -*Vinography*
2018 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc