“The 2018 Sauvignon Blanc Fragment is one of the best Sauvignon Blancs I’ve tasted in 2018, and it’s especially impressive for its price point. It aged in 33% stainless steel, 25% once-used French oak, 20% acacia, 15% concrete and 7% neutral oak and contains a touch of Sémillon. It has aromas of beeswax, white pepper, green herbs and spices with a core of perfumed white peaches and accents of elderflower. Medium-bodied, it’s silky and expansive with elegantly layered, spicy fruits and a refreshing burst of juiciness to drive the long finish. 998 cases produced.”-93WA, 2020-2025
Desparada is the chronicle of winemaker Vailia From’s twists, turns and epiphanies. Working with 17+ of the Central Coast’s most iconic vineyards and a growing arsenal of amphorae, Vailia creates inspired, elegant wines free of stylistic constraints. These are wines for a new world, rooted firmly in the wonder of the old.