Think Loire Valley meets the Marlboro in New Zealand by way of California's Napa Valley. Notes of melon and apricot dance with hints of guava and tropical fruits all wrapped around floral aromas of white flowers and jasmine. On the palate, stone fruits, especially peach and mango are balanced by a nice fresh crispness that keeps the soft and silky palate lifted and lively. Don't be afraid of the perfectly restrained kiss of oak this wine sees... it gives this wine a particularly elegant mouth-feel while still maintaining the wonderful freshness. We love winemakers that use oak so intelligently. If the Loire is too mineral driven and the Marlboro too much grapefruit, then this could be your go-to Sauvignon Blanc. Perfect for the porch or deck but will also make a great starter to the evening meal, especially if there's shellfish!