2017 Kylie’s Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc - Dutton Estate Winery
White nectarine, mint leaf, grapefruit juice. Honeyed lemon, tall green grass, sliced pineapple. Fresh herbs and sweet celery, anise and warm baking spice. Chamomile tea and smooth river stones spill onto a basket of citrus and stone fruit. Forward tangy fruitiness competes with sweet herbs in a battle of stoutness and might. Medium plus in both body and acidity and not the least bit shy. This 2017 Kylie's Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc by Dutton Estate Winery is a bold take on one of California's favorite white grapes.
The Russian River Valley of Sonoma County California is known primarily for powerful fruit forward Pinot Noir and Chardonnay. Cool sunny days pair with golden sandy loam soils to facilitate vines that dig deep and produce ripe intensely concentrated wine. This Sauvignon Blanc, crafted by Dutton Estate Winery using grapes sourced from their estate in the RRV, is also amplified to that level. It combines intense but not overwhelming fruit with luscious herbaceousness in a package that is substantial yet balanced. Californian in its entirety this bottling is approachable and built for immediate enjoyment. Grab some of this stuff and head outside to enjoy the last bit of Indian summer.