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2023 J. Lohr Estates Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc

91 Points, Best Buy Wine Enthusiast, June/July 2024

Spotlights aromas of honeysuckle, lime, sweet herbs, and fig. These aromas are complemented on the palate by the bright flavors of grapefruit, kiwi, key lime, and passionfruit, with the rich texture and long finish provided by acacia barrels.

— Kristen Barnhisel, winemaker, white wine

Wine Details

  • Composition Blend
    • 100%

      Sauvignon Blanc

  • Origin

    Monterey County, CA

  • Food Pairings

    Serve as an aperitif with goat cheese, oysters, or sardines; a delightful accompaniment to sushi and sashimi, or pesto or chimichurri- sauced dishes.

  • Cellaring

    Maturation: Aged 70% in stainless steel barrel and tank; 30% in neutral French oak barrels and puncheons, new and used acacia barrels

  • Description

    A crisp, well-balanced Sauvignon Blanc with lively acidity, key lime, grapefruit, and sweet herbs, with a textured finish.

The Arroyo Seco’s cool climate and the partial aging of the wine in acacia wood imparts texture and spice that is a perfect expression of Monterey Sauvignon Blanc.


The grapes for the Flume Crossing Sauvignon Blanc are grown in the well-drained, sandy, cobblestone soils deposited by the Arroyo Seco River over the centuries. These rugged soils keep yields in check and produce fruit with varietal intensity, minerality, and exceptional weight. Flume Crossing is crafted to be an expression of pure varietal character, influenced only by its terroir and gently guided by minimal, sustainable farming and winemaking practices.


The 2023 growing season was characterized by an unusually cool spring and summer in Monterey County. The mild weather enhanced the grapefruit, lime, and sweet herb flavors in the grapes and retained the fresh acidity, while the afternoon winds slowed maturity of the grapes and increased their texture. Harvesting of the Sauvignon Blanc began in early October, with each block being assessed and picked at optimal ripeness over a two-week period.

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