One of the best white dicsoveries we've made this year! Try this small-production gem from Epoch winemaker Jordan Fiorentini while we still have it. Jordan Fiorentini has been making wine for 13 years in the US and Italy. She hit national attention with her elegant Sauvignon Blancs at Chalk Hill in Sonoma County. She continues to impress the critics with her Rhone style blends at Epoch in Paso Robles. She started Magna Mater as a project to make a "winemakers wine". Jordan has styled this Sauvignon Blanc to be the embodiment of what she would like to drink after a day in the vineyard. Sauvignon Blancs are known for expression of terroir. Magna Mater's 2013 Vogelzang Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc is no exception. After exhaustive research, Fiorentini finally chose this award-winning site in Santa Barbara County to source her grapes. Vogelzang Vineyard is striking in its simple complexity. Barrel fermented in 75% stainless steel drums and 25% new French oak (Sylvain cooperage) this wine seesaws between purely delicious and subtly pensive, prompting its moto found on the cork: faciam ut mei memineris (I will make you remember me).
Delicious fresh yet textured, grassy yet tropical in a good way, sharp acidity
Delicious fresh yet textured, grassy yet tropical in a good way, sharp acidity9.5