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  • Country ranking ?

    379
  • Producer ranking ?

    6
  • Decanting time

    2H
  • When to drink

    now to 2030

The Story

A blend of almost equal parts of Sauvignon Blanc and Semillon.

Tasting Notes

Designed to age!  We refer to this as a "red-wine drinkers white". Very versatile with foods of many styles. Intriguing aromas of honeyed herb tea with spice, minerals, mangoes and melon accented by a trace of salinity, notes of quince, clove and white fig.

Winemaking Notes

Both the Semillon and the Sauvignon Blanc are barrel fermented separately in specially designed French Oak cooperage made specifically for these varie.  These lots were aged 14 months on the lees and stirred weekly.  The final blend was put together just a couple of weeks before bottling. There was NO secondary malolactic fermentation involved.

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Tasting note

color

Deep and Green-Yellow

ending

Endless, Extensive and Pure

flavors

New-oak, Herbs, Buttery, Citrus, Dried-fruit and Perfumed

nose

Intense, Fresh, Opulent and Generous

recommend

Yes

taste

Balanced, Concentrated, Well-structured, Youthful, Full-bodied, Rich, Ripe and Fresh

Verdict

Sexy and Exotic

Written Notes

Good looking normal size bottle, in an perfect condition and has by the neck level. Colour is green-yellow and deep. On the nose it is open, intense, opulent, fresh, generous and rich. The taste is fresh, rich, ripe, fruity, fragrant, powerful, full-bodied, with balanced, complex, well-structured, concentrated structure and youthful. On the palate it is layered and has citrus, white fruits, tropical fruits, new-oak, spice, perfumed, herbs, dried-fruit and buttery flavours. The finish is endless, extensive, flavorful, pure and spicy. This wine is sophisticated, sexy, exotic and fine. Decant at least 2h before tasting. Good value for money. I do recommend.
  • 93p

Bright, green yelllow. An elegant fresh and intense nose with whitecurrants and anis. Dry, crisp, and mineral taste is very intense and refined. Very long and harmonious finish with lovely anis flavour. Surprisingly elegant and layered Napa sauvignon with great potential of ageing for another 5 to 10 years. Drinks well now, but decant 1.5 hours before serving. Serve with Crispy Chicken Caesar salad and bacon.

  • 92p

A pure delight!

Nose: Rich & creamy, with hints of citrus, peach, figs, and a slight touch of hazelnut.

Palate: Soft, forward, easy, very rich and full - a white that will stand up to virtually any food, because it is so very full-bodied. This is my second time tasting this wine. Just a few months ago, it was a bit disjointed...but just that short time in bottle has brought it together into perfect harmony. Extremely well balanced, with all of the characteristics of the nose showing through on the palate. Very reminiscent of the 2014 vintage, which was also outstanding. 

94 Points. One of the most amazing values on today's market at a mere $22.00 U.S.

  • 94p

Beautiful mild citrus and peach on the nose, almost has a buttery chardonnay mouthfeel. I love the light oakyness and the magic of this wine is that it's completely balanced - bright acidity and this will age for decades and still taste as creamy, soft and easy as it does today.

  • 94p

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Origin

Napa Valley, California

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