This year’s County Cuvee Sauvignon Blanc is vastly different from last years Lake County-heavy blend. In fact, this year it’s 100% from Sonoma County — making it not really a cuvee, per se, but anyway…
The wine is aged half in stainless steel and half in barrel (5% of which are new), for 6.5 months — an unusual move for sauvignon blanc.
Let’s give it a try.
It’s a much different wine than 2018, as is expected, and for the better. This expression balances the dominant styles of sauvignon blanc, offering melon, mango, and some pineapple notes up front, with a grassier, more mineral-driven character emerging as the wine develops. Sharply acidic on the finish, this is a delightful summer sipper and a massive improvement over last year’s cuvee.
A- / $17 / luckyrockwineco.com