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By Paul Gregutt
The Times 

Long Shadows 2021 Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc

Wine of the Week

 

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Long Shadows 2021 Cymbal Sauvignon Blanc

The first vintage of Cymbal was in 2018, and it has quickly become a tasting room favorite. The 2021 was sourced from Gamache, Boushey, and Bacchus vineyards – a terrific trio. It's an ideal summer wine, immaculately fresh and loaded with zesty flavors of grapefruit, white peach, and lemongrass, brushing against the edges of more tropical fruits. Fermented in a mix of cement egg and stainless-steel drums, it was finished briefly in French oak barrels, one-fifth new. By any measure, it's bright and spicy, lightly dusted with white pepper, and clean and persistent through the finish. It's m...



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