Other than maybe Chad, no producer has given us more consistent QPR in the past year or so than David Bynum. The Russian River Valley today is almost synonymous with ultra high-quality cool climate wines, but it wasn’t always so.
When David Bynum and wife Dorothy first purchased their 83-acre ranch in 1971 – the area was mostly overrun with high-producing varieties of cheap Merlot grown in prolific quantities. But Bynum and team had a different vision. He wanted to create the best wines possible, not what would be easy to sell on the bulk market.
So in 1973 he single-handedly set in motion a new standard in RRV single vineyard wines to this day by bottling the first one ever. About that very first vintage – Davis was coy, it was “really good, surprisingly good” he said.
Davis took it even further – always having a world-class winemaking team at his disposal that includes alums (and icons in their own right) Gary Farrell & David Ramey.
Today’s Sauvignon Blanc has double 90 point scores. Available on web for as much as thirty bucks and $25 at the winery. Today – FOR 24 HOURS ONLY, something much juicier.
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90 Points, Wine Enthusiast
This is a hearty, full-bodied white wine, opulent on the palate in honeydew and pineapple flavors. It finishes on a thick texture of wet stone and honeycomb.
90 Points, Wine Spectator
Lemon sherbet, Mandarin orange and yellow apple flavors are juicy and generous, showing details of green tea on the long finish.