You are supposed to be able to just pour a Sauvignon Blanc and enjoy. But the 2017 vintage from Georis wants a little breathing room before you tip the glass.

Sips 08.15.19

Call it a gap minute, maybe two or three – a bit of time for the wine to roam and pick up some worldly flavors. Don’t be alarmed if the aromas seem curt at first, with baking spices and lovage sprouting from wet earth behind the more familiar fruits. Swirl and it becomes friendly on the nose, with a buttery trace.

The wine went from press straight into barrels of mostly neutral oak for fermentation. So it does take a moment to open up. But your patience pays off when the wine is sipped and you bask in a wealth of pear and apple, baked and drizzled in cream, with exotic notions of guava and nectarine, as well as hints of wood and nutmeg.

The Weekly is powered by the generosity of readers like you, who support our mission to produce engaging, independent and in-depth journalism.

Show Your Support
Learn More

None of these weightier flavors dull the brisk citrus edges of a good Sauvignon Blanc. Instead, they give it a long and inviting finish akin to an Old World apple strudel. And if you think that doesn’t sound like a typical Sauv Blanc, you are right.

GEORIS WINERY, 1 Pilot Road, Carmel Valley. 659-1080, georiswine.com

Become a Weekly Insider.

Join Us
Learn More

Recommended for you

(0) comments

Welcome to the discussion.

Keep it Clean. Please avoid obscene, vulgar, lewd, racist or sexually-oriented language.
PLEASE TURN OFF YOUR CAPS LOCK.
Don't Threaten. Threats of harming another person will not be tolerated.
Be Truthful. Don't knowingly lie about anyone or anything.
Be Nice. No racism, sexism or any sort of -ism that is degrading to another person.
Be Proactive. Use the 'Report' link on each comment to let us know of abusive posts.
Share with Us. We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article.