Review: 2020 Lucky Rock Sauvignon Blanc County Cuvee
Lucky Rock’s 2020 County Cuvée Sauvignon Blanc is a similar wine to last year’s, this one born from a single vineyard in Sonoma County’s Alexander Valley. The wine was aged for 6.5 months in 92% stainless steel barrels and tanks, and 8% new French oak barrels.
And for the first time ever, it’s also available in cans.
There are no real surprises for 2020’s vintage, and that’s fine with me: This drinks with a fresh mix of grass, melon, and gentle pineapple notes — perhaps less fruity than in prior years and more restrained and refined. Ample saline and mineral gives the finish plenty of bright acidity, though again perhaps not quite as bright nor as acidic as the 2019 release — a shift I’d chalk up to the slight increase in the use of new oak in the wine’s aging. That’s perhaps bad news for sauvignon blanc purists, but good news if you’re in the market for a solo sipper.
A- / $17 / luckyrockwineco.com
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