2016 D'Arenberg The Hermit Crab White Blend...$12.99Chester Osborn manages to produce a cool and juicy white from the warm climes of McLaren Vale, particularly in 2016, when rain in late January refreshed the vines. He focuses this blend on fruit grown in free-draining soils over limestone, once a seabed built by the shells of creatures like hermit crabs. Early-harvested fruit provides brightness to the richer fruit left to ripen later. The wine has the crispness of Asian pear to balance the fuller notes of peach and smoky chamomile. Chill it for Dungeness crab.
Rated 91/100 Wine and Spirits Magazine