2018 Travis Tausend Sea Bass Sauvignon Blanc Blend
Named after left-field Sancerre producer Sebastien RIffault, this is Travis Tausend's take on Sauvignon Blanc (with a touch of Semillon thrown in). Riffault is famous for making his Sauvignon with huge amounts of botrytis and then fermenting dry. That had been the style here until 2018 threw a curve ball and no bortrytis eventuated. The wine has lots of delicious tropical fruit but also a grassy, earthy complexity granted by the addition of Semillon).
All of Travis' wines are strictly zero-zero, meaning nothing has been added or removed from the wine. Only pure grape juice and indigenous yeast on show here, folks. This lends a real purity to the wines and the late release (many of his peers are releasing their 2020's as this finds its way onto the shelves) means that the wine drinks without any funkiness.