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DOG PONT SECTION 94 SAUVIGNON BLANC 2013
There is so much to love and commend about the 2013 Section 94 Sauvignon Blanc but, as in a few of the previous vintages, I have concerns about the levels of sulfides (complex savory notes stemming from reduced sulfur compounds as opposed to “free” or obvious sulfur). The nose is led by struck flint / matchstick notes and characteristic “funk” with appealing underlying passionfruit, lemon curd and pink grapefruit hints. Medium-bodied with a silken texture, the sulfides are just a tad confronting here too, though the concentration of fruit is great. The nose / palate improves with air and it may cellar gloriously…if those sulfides ever marry-in with the fruit. ROBERT PARKER. THE WINE ADVOCATE, 90+/100.