WINE REVIEW: Lost Oak 2020 Sauvignon Blanc ‘Burning Daylight Vineyards’, Texas ($21)
by Andrew Chalk
Lost Oak Vineyards buys the fruit for this wine from one specific vineyard. Lost Oak Director of Winemaking Jim Evans writes:
“Burning Daylight Vineyard is a small (about 4 acres) vineyard south of the Mansfield/Arlington area near Rendon. It is owned and operated by David and Missy Gudal. The vineyard is cordon trained spur pruned with a quadrilateral cordon system. The vineyard is absolutely beautiful and would be a show vineyard anywhere in the world. They have about one acre of Sauvignon Blanc and two acres of Cabernet Franc. One of the Franc acres has been producing since 2014 and the other was just recently planted. The other acre ( probably less) is planted with Malvasia Bianca, Syrah, and Vermentino.
The Sauvignon Blanc is outstanding and the Cab Franc is world class. Lost Oak's 2017 Cabernet Franc from Burning Daylight won one of three Double Gold Medals given to Cab Franc at the 2019 San Francisco International Wine Competition.”
We will taste the cabernet franc in a future review but here are my notes on the sauvignon blanc.
Appearance: Medium straw;
Nose: Lemon, cantaloupe, ripe yellow apples, int of yeast;
Palate: Concentrated lemon. Full-bodied mouthfeel.