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A Golden Age for Sauvignon Blanc

A Golden Age for Sauvignon Blanc

Wine Spectator
MaryAnn Worobiec
May 31, 2020

“St. Supéry’s Michael Scholz points out that the drink window for Sauvignon Blanc depends on the style of the wine. Of the winery’s three bottlings, only its Virtú Napa Valley (90, $35) is intentionally styled to age more extensively in order to showcase the Sémillon in the blend. Scholz prefers shorter drink windows for the other two: from three to 15 months after bottling for the Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley 2018 (90, $22) and from six to 18 months for the Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley Dollarhide 2018 (92, $35). The Dollarhide also incorporates some barrel fermentation and sur lie aging, potentially leading the wine to take on some signs of maturity. “I like this window a lot,” he says. “The wine shows some softening and width, with really nice complexity.”

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May 31, 2020

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