04 J. Christopher, Croft Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
This is America's greatest sauvignon blanc. May it inspire a new trend in what we can do with this varietal. The steely bouquet of singed grass and smoky white stone is classically New Zealand. The picturesque flavors develop from kiwi and grapefruit to papaya, lime zest, green apple, and a long minerally finish of peaches and cream. Here are my notes on 2001.