96 points Erin Brooks (Wine Advocate): "The 2021 Sauvignon Blanc is a gorgeous oak-matured example reminiscent of top-quality Bordeaux Blanc. It's surely a relief for winemaker Jesse Katz, who chose not to make this cuvée in 2020. "This vineyard is out in Dry Creek and it was too close to the fires," Katz explains. "Everyone says that whites weren't affected, but no—we skipped the vintage there, even for the whites." Aged six months in 38% new French oak, it opens with alluring tones of matchstick that quickly give way to luxurious white peach, lemongrass, kiwi and tarragon plus wafts of river stone and exotic spice. The medium-bodied palate surprises with its concentrated, expansive flavors and boasts an ultra satiny texture. Energetic yet seamless, it calls you back for another sip on the long finish and is a pleasure to drink! 494 cases were made. Drink: 2024-2032. (Mar 2023)"
93 points Decanter: "On the nose this wine is bright and fresh, bursting with citrus and a hint of vanilla bean. On the palate, it's staggeringly bright and fresh with leanness and mouthwatering quality rarely seen in oaked Sauvignon Blancs. The brightness, freshness, and texture (not overly angular or sharp but also not as rounded or plush as an SB that has seen barrel time) and lack of toasted notes may be attributed to the unique barrel treatment: untoasted Château Haut Brion French oak barrels with the ends of the barrels replaced with lightly toasted Acacia. An absolutely stunning wine. Drinking Window: 2022-2025. (Aug 2022)"