2008 Capture Wines Sauvignon Blanc Tradition California
Producer: Capture Wines
Style: White Wine
Grape Type: Sauvignon Blanc
Region: Other California
81 Points | Connoisseurs' Guide to California Wine
92 Points | International Wine Cellar , May/June 2009
($32) Very pale silvery-yellow. Pungent aromas of lemon, pink grapefruit, quinine, anise and white flowers. Juicy, dense and penetrating, with lovely intensity and a light touch to the grapefruit, floral and mineral flavors. Very clean and suave sauvignon; brisk but not at all hard. Perhaps best on the tactile, gripping back end, which shows sneaky, reverberating length. This sauvignon, made entirely in stainless steel, is a new venture by Denis and May-Britt Malbec.
91 Points | Wine Spectator
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