The 2018 Russiz Superiore Sauvignon is a dry, medium-bodied white with vibrant, high acidity and rich, creamy texture. Its aroma is quiet, suggesting non-fruity notes of nuttiness, honey, vanilla, white toffee, smoke and flint along with lemon peel. But the aromatics that are reticent to your nose come alive in your mouth. The flavors run from white peach, tangerine, and grapefruit rind to fresh herbs, grassiness, and green apple, and these are all vivid and showing good concentration of flavor. A gentle, smoky note suggests the use of some oak, as does the creamy texture. In fact, 15 percent of the juice was fermented in barrel. The oak seems to have nuanced the wine in aroma and texture but has not subdued the fresh, lively flavors.