The Lane Gathering Single Vineyard Sauvignon Blanc Semillon

Gathering 2009 is one of the most intellectual sauvignon semillon blends you will encounter this year. It’s at the same time challenging and engaging, with profoundly exotic allusions. But for all of its frivolity and complexity, it’s taut and tense, agile and edgy, pulling into a disciplined, focused and disarmingly honed finish, defined by monumental texture, fine-tuned minerality and earth-shaking persistence. Gathering demands trance-like focus to comprehend, so don’t drink it too fast, too cold, or too soon. $32 at Cellar d’or and Simply Wines.