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PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard

2015 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

Review by Antonio Galloni, Vinous

The 2015 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard is soft, open-knit and gracious. This is a delicate Sauvignon Blanc, especially for the year, yet all the elements are nicely balanced throughout. Candied lemon, white flowers, mint and apricot add shades of nuance throughout. -91 pts.

-Vinous, Antonio Galloni

2014 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

Peirson Meyer's 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard is terrific. Rich, round and succulent, the 2014 offers an attractive combination of orchard fruit and flavors, with an additional element of richness from aging on the lees. This is an especially textured style of Sauvignon with no grassy notes and tons of peach/apricot overtones. - 92 pts.

- The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

2014 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

The 2014 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan’s Vineyard is fermented with wild yeast, aged in neutral French oak and bottled after eight months. Plenty of honeyed grapefruit, melon and a touch of tropical fruit are all present in this wine, which does not see malolactic fermentation. It is fresh, shows beautiful intensity, and finishes dry and zesty. Drink it over the next several years. - 91 pts.

- Vinous, Antonio Galloni

2013 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard is a bit more focused and vibrant than the Ritchie. Lemon curd white flowers, lime, sage, crushed rocks, mint and slate are some of the notes that ring out in this deeply nuanced Napa Valley Sauvignon. All the elements fall into place effortlessly. -91 pts.

- The Wine Advocate - Robert Parker

2013 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

The 2013 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan’s Vineyard, which is fermented with indigenous yeasts, barrel-fermented, whole cluster pressed, and then aged in neutral oak for eight months. This beauty offers up copious notes of loamy soil, wet gravel, herbs, melons and citrus blossoms. Crisp, medium-bodied, vivid and dramatic, it should provide plenty of pleasure over the next several years. --90 pts.

- Vinous, Antonio Gallioni

2012 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

Bright white flowers, mint, lemon, lime, grapefruit and a host of punchy aromas and flavors emerge from the 2012 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard. The combination of expressive aromatics and nuanced, layered fruit is compelling. This is easily one of the most distinctive Sauvignon Blancs being made in Napa Valley today. - 93 pts.

- The Wine Advocate, Antonio Gallioni

2011 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley - SOLD OUT

The 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard offers up lime, white peaches, flowers, sage and tomato leaf. The long, cold growing season was beneficial to the development of bright, varietal aromas and flavors. A long, persistent finish rounds things out in style. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -93 points.

2010 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan's Vineyard, Napa Valley

The 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Ryan's Vineyard is first class all the way. It boasts fabulous definition in its bouquet and beautifully articulated layers of varietal, mineral-laced fruit. Lemon, mint, crushed rocks and sage linger on the finish. This is easily one of the very finest Sauvignons being made in Napa Valley today. With some time in the glass, the wine is simply striking. Anticipated maturity: 2012-2016. -92 pts.

- Robert Parker’s The Wine Advocate

2009 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan’s Vineyard, Napa Valley

Readers looking for a crisp, fresh, melony, floral-scented Sauvignon Blanc offering hints of Granny Smith apple skins should check out PEIRSON MEYER's 2009. This light to medium-bodied, zesty Sauvignon comes from a vineyard in the Oak Knoll section of Napa Valley. Its malolactic fermentation has been blocked and the wine was aged in neutral oak. The result is a vivid, fresh, lively Sauvignon to drink over the next 1-2 years. -88 pts.

2008 PEIRSON MEYER Sauvignon Blanc, Ryan’s Vineyard, Napa Valley

The 2008 Sauvignon Blanc (aged in neutral wood) exhibits lots of fig, grapefruit, and melon notes in a medium-bodied, slightly grassy, but fresh, lively style. Its texture suggests some serious lees aging took place. This lovely white wine should drink nicely for 1-2 years. -88 pts.