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2018 Alpha Estate Sauvignon Blanc (750ml)

Sauvignon Blanc from Greece

89WA

The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc is unoaked and comes in at 13.1% alcohol. It is, of course, nice and dry (6.6 grams of total acidity and 1.3 grams of residual sugar). Beautifully balanced, this is bright and perky. The depth is just average. The funky aromatics that this grape tends to project are there, but they're relatively restrained in this vintage—as with the 2017. Maybe there's a trend there. There are some identifiable vegetal nuances, but it is relatively sedate for Sauvignon Blanc and a long way from difficult vintages like the 2014. The bright and juicy finish is lovely. This seems moderate on all fronts, though. I have learned that new releases often look better in October than early April, so it may still have some room to improve. This shouldn't have any difficulty holding for five to seven years, but I generally recommend drinking them in the first few years to preserve freshness, no matter how long they theoretically last.

89 points, Mark Squires, Wine Advocate (Issue # 242 - Apr 2019)

Alcohol By Volume: 13.0%
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$19.99
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