Jean Vincent Sancerre 2012

Jeffery Lindenmuth - April 2014

This Sauvignon Blanc smacks of spring, with its freshness and green aromatic notes unfurling like an herb chiffonade. On the palate, the bracing acidity strikes with flavors of lime and grapefruit, while the mouthwatering finish is utterly lip-smacking, revealing a flinty mineral quality.
Score: 88
Cost: $168
Cases: 2,900

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