Jeb Dunnuck’s Regional Report Reviews 2017s

The 2017s from Sonoma

Despite the roller coast of a growing season, as well as warmer temperatures, the wines are remarkably consistent and taste as if they were from a cooler, sunny year. The top wines have good acidity, beautiful upfront fruit, and notable structure.

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2017 Les lecons des maîtres – 96 points

750 mL Bottle 2017 Shared Notes VintageA blend of 68% Sauvignon Blanc and 32% Semillon, the 2017 Les Lecons Des Maitres reminds me of a Haut Brion Blanc (it really is that good) with its crushed citrus, tart pineapple, white flowers, and salty minerality. Racy and pure on the palate, with medium-bodied richness and depth, it has bright acidity, a terrific sense of tension and elegance, and a great finish. It needs 2-3 years of bottle age but will be very long-lived.

2017 Les pierres qui décident – 94 points

750 mL Bottle 2017 Shared Notes VintageMore lime pith, lemon, crushed rocks, and a kiss of mint all emerge from the 2017 Les Pierres Qui Decident, another racy, incredibly vibrant, gorgeously balanced and lengthy wine that’s going to benefit from 2-3 years of bottle age.