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"This is a wonderfully complex wine that marches to the beat of a different drum. Itís got unusual but fragrant aromas of hyacinth and guava in addition to the standard citrus notes, and is rich and creamy in the mouth. The flavors are citrusy, nutty and bone-dry. Itís pretty much as fancy as Sauvignon Blanc gets in California." 90 score.
Robert M. Parker, Jr.'s The Wine Advocate
"It would be hard to find a better Sauvignon Blanc than Artesa's...one of the most exciting California Sauvignon Blancs I have tasted in several years." 90 score.
"A powerful, exotic wine that performs a great balancing act between oak and fruit... cantaloupe, floral, spicy, vanilla aromas; lees complexity, mineral, orange blossom, peach flavors."
"Hefty for a sauvignon (something like James' giant peach), with strongly accented grapefruit and citrus notes; so clean and crisp it could scrape the palate of roast whale blubber."
"Smooth, rich and elegant, with smoky pear, fig, melon and citrus flavors, it's tightly focused, long and complex." James Laube's Top Scoring Sauvignon Blancs from California.
Dallas Morning News
"Like some of the better wines of Franceís Loire Valley, it is rich, with great structure, crisp and citrusy in flavor but creamy."