SRP of $16, but should be widely available for around $14. Sample received courtesy of The Hess Collection for review purposes.
From the bottle:
Our Napa Valley vineyards were carefully chosen for the uniqueness and quality of their soils, climate conditions and topography. The Allomi Vineyard, the heart of this wine, is located in northeastern Napa Valley, where warm days provide optimal ripening conditions and cool nights help create this wine's racy acidity and fresh flavor profile. Tropical aromatics, classic citrus and lemongrass characteristics pair well with spicy dishes, shellfish and goat cheese. 14.1% Alcohol
The 2009 Hess Collection Allomi Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc exhibits strong aromas of grapefruit, pineapple and lemongrass on the nose, and offers much of the same on the palate. I found this one to be rather refreshing thanks to the nice acidity which balances out most of the citrus flavors. In the end; however, this wine just had too much lemongrass and grapefruit for my taste. I have to admit that I am still searching for the white varieties I like best so I probably grades these a little harder than the average consumer.
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Overall Rating: 6.0
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