Luli Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc 2022 (Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 90]

Luli Arroyo Seco Sauvignon Blanc 2022
(Santa Barbara County, California) - [JD 90]

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Notes from the Winemaker:

Luli represents a partnership formed by Sara Floyd and the Pisoni Family. Sara Floyd is a Master Sommelier and entrepreneur with many years of food and wine experience. The Pisoni Family is known for their eponymous vineyard in the Santa Lucia Highlands and for Pisoni Estate and Lucia wines. Deciding they would make a great partnership and noting the shortage of handcrafted wines at reasonable prices, they set out to create a new line of wines for this niche. To achieve this, Floyd and the Pisoni Family focus on purchasing grapes from multiple vineyards in the Santa Lucia Highlands and the greater Monterey County—California coastal regions excellent for growing cool-climate grapes.

The Vineyard:
We hand-craft this Sauvignon Blanc from the cold and windy vineyards in the Arroyo Seco AVA. This wine is from a single sustainably-farmed vineyard that rests on ancient riverbed, layered with shale and river rock. The soils are reminiscent of the Graves region of Bordeaux, where the gravelly soils give much life to the wine.

Luli Sauvignon Blanc was made with classic winemaking techniques: hand- sorting of the fruit, native yeasts for fermentation and production in small lots. The wine was fermented entirely in neutral barrels with limited lees contact—both which contribute complexity and texture to the wine. The resulting balanced wine is a tribute to the region’s success with cool climate varieties and gentle winemaking

Tasting Notes:
 Fresh, vibrant, and lifted in all regards, the 2022 Luli Sauvignon Blanc packs a youthful punch from start to finish. A pale straw hue intermixes with tinges of green as this wine shimmers in the glass. Notes of lime zest, lemongrass, and juicy grapefruit are more pronounced, as wet stone and a hint of fresh herbs offer unexpected complexity. While the palate may first show the crisp acidity, citrus driven flavors soon dominate before giving way to additional layers of volume and texture earned with three months of aging on the lees in all neutral French oak barrels. This delicious Sauvignon Blanc is best enjoyed cold, young, and often

ABV: 14.1%

Ratings & Reviews:

90 Points - Jeb Dunnuck:
"Coming from a cooler AVA east of Soledad (in Monterey County), the 2022 Sauvignon Blanc is light gold-hued and offers beautiful peach and honeyed lemon fruit as well as medium-bodied richness on the palate. It's fruit-forward, textured, nicely balanced, and has a clean finish, all making it about as gulpable as they come. Drink bottles over the coming year or two. It's well worth buying." (Sep 2023)