A barrel-fermented, no holds-barred style of Sauvignon Blanc, the 2014 Section 94 delivers honeyed peaches, lemon tart and pink grapefruit on the nose with hints of struck match (sulfides), lightly browned toast and yeast extract. The palate is wonderfully intense with a gorgeous, creamy texture and tons of flavor layers, finishing long. Wow – this vintage is firing on all cylinders and should age beautifully over the next 5-7+ years.
The winery’s seductive flagship sauvignon, which has a cult following, comes from one vineyard block and is fermented and aged in barrel. It’s powerful and richly textured, and it ages brilliantly, as I learned when I tasted vintages going back to 2004.