I did pair these wines with some "naked" crab, Manchego cheese, brie, and fresh fruit. The Salmon also paired very nicely with these wines.
All the wines in this tasting were harvested from the same vineyards, Talcott Vineyard in St. Helena, CA. They were all harvested pretty much on the same date each year. The 2009 on Sept 9, and the 2010 and 2011 on Sept 13.
All the wines were produced in the same manner, with an extremely cool, gradual fermentation in stainless steel. Then the wine was racked off into mature French Oak for a sur-lie style aging.
The 2009 and 2010 are sold out, but there are a few bottles remaining in the Library. The 2011 is still available for $30.
My 2009 Sauvignon Blanc Notes:
Very soft and creamy on the nose. This wine is a little subdued with a light minerality. On the palate I get a very subdued citrus. A little apricots and pears. A very smooth finish.
My 2010 Sauvignon Blanc Notes:
Smells of tropical lush mango on the nose. Very pleasing, not your over powering grapefruit on the nose. But.. on the palate you get that yummy mango along with the grapefruit mid palate. This one has a long finish which is so amazing.
My 2011 Sauvignon Blanc Notes:
Smells alot like the 2009 with a subdued smell.. only a tiny grapefruit smell with a creamy overtone. This is much milder than 2010. Still a little acidity with the grapefruit, but very soft.