Following the Vintages: Gamble Family Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc
Gamble Family Vineyard 2018 Sauvignon Blanc 13.1% $28
An impressively tropical and pristine clean expression leaps out of this glass of Gamble Family Sauvignon Blanc. Looking at the winemaking technique here, there seemingly is no stone left unturned. In 2018, there were seven different picks within ten days. The native yeast ferments were multiplied in their potential outcomes by three-quarters going into barrels and the rest lodging in stainless steel tanks. The result is a heady, sumptuous Sauvignon Blanc packed with passion fruit, papaya and Key Lime. There is an unusual mouthcoating viscosity that almost lends itself to sweetness but that finishes clearly dry. This is a showstopper on its own or with richer fish dishes that mesh with some butter or sumptuous olive oil.