Attems, Collio DOC (Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy) Sauvignon Blanc “Cicinis” 2020

($34, Vintus):  This mid-weight Sauvignon Blanc shows that where the grapes grow, Collio in this instance, matters.  The energetic Cicinis subtly combines the characteristic pungency of Sauvignon Blanc with a delicate creaminess.  A hint of bitterness in the finish balances appealing floral and peachy elements.  Its energy keeps it fresh throughout a meal and you coming back for more.
93 Michael Apstein Oct 3, 2023