Initial scents reveal a tropical cornucopia of mango, pineapple and guava. Meanwhile, the lime-inflected palate is crisp, elegant and sophisticated and ends on a crisp chalk note. Try with fresh seafood.
Nepenthe's 2009 Sauvignon Blanc offers an enticing perfume of fresh cut grass, citrus, and gooseberry. Ripe and vibrant on the palate, this nicely balanced Sauvignon will drink well over the next 12-18 months.
It doesn't hurt to decant a white like this, which shifts from midl green scents to clean, juicy pear and honey. The wine will likey make a similar transition if you keep it in a bottle a year or two, but it will never be as zesty and fresh as it is right now. For plump roast scallops.