Wine Enthusiast 91
"This small-production Sauvignon Blanc (700 cases) overdelivers on its price by a factor of two or three times. It gets going with crisp, crystalline aromas of passion fruit and briny grapefruit. A pure, juicy, ripped palate offers lime, grapefruit, tangerine and herb flavors, while the finish is minerally and clean. — M.S. (9/1/2013)"
2012 Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc is pale in color but explosively flavorful. Primarily green fruits — green apples, kiwi and lime, some grapefruit rind and a touch of minerals. On the palate, it’s crisp and racy, but as always Cariblanco offers a deceptive richness and body on the mid-palate. Light on its feet and energetic but not skinny.
Cariblanco Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in small stainless steel barrels with a touch of French oak to bring together the best of the Old and New Worlds. Cariblanco offers bright, fresh citrus flavors on the nose with a seductively silky palate.
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Kingston Family Vineyards specializes in small production Pinot Noir, Syrah, and Sauvignon Blanc from hillside vineyards located in the far western reaches of the Casablanca Valley. First planted in 1998, the vineyards occupy 200 acres on a northern facing hillside within the greater Kingston Family estate. The soil is predominately red clay loam with decomposed granite, and it has excellent drainage and low fertility; several of the most promising selections of Pinot Noir and Syrah are planted on their own roots. Kingston Family Vineyards combines Californian knowledge of modern vineyard design and winemaking with a traditional, artisanal approach in order to produce the finest wine possible, with Byron Kosuge as head winemaker.