Grimm's Bluff 2013 Sauvignon Blanc, Happy Canyon, Santa Barbara County, CA
Vinous.com rating: 92..."Bright, green-tinged straw. Assertive, mineral-tinged citrus and orchard fruits on the powerfully scented nose, with a suave floral nuance adding lift. Spicy and penetrating on the palate, offering energetic orange pith, anise and honeysuckle flavors and a hint of poached pear. Shows excellent clarity and lift on the mineral-dominated finish, which clings with serious tenacity and intense florality. This wine was made by Paul Lato and marks his initial stab at working with sauvignon blanc. He told me that his first goal was "to break the variety and try to find the expression of this site, then see what happens from there."