91 Points Tasting Panel
90 Points Wine Enthusiast: Exotic in orange blossom and jasmine scents, this wine presents as full bodied, brawny and rich, showing a touch of oak reduction on the palate. Within that framework, hints of lemon and grapefruit keep it feeling fresh.
In 2012, we started talking about plans to replant the Sauvignon Blanc at our Garfield Ranch over to Pinot Noir. But, because the Sauvignon Blanc from Garfield has been a favorite of mine over the years, and because of the history of Davis Bynum having made a Sauvignon Blanc in the past, I was interested in hanging on to a small piece of the Garfield Ranch. We decided to harvest part of the Garfield vineyard separately –a great patch of ground for producing distinctive Sauvignon Blanc. As a tribute to Davis Bynum’s lovely wife, we are calling that 5 acres of Sauvignon Blanc Virginia’s Block. This block has stony and clay based soils made of shallow, fast draining Huichica loam.