2014 Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

One of the most interesting white wines ever offered in the store.

$19.00

(5 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Domaine Jacky Preys, Blanc Du Val De Loire "Silex" 2014

2014 Loire Valley

Sauvignon Blanc

$19.00

(5 Reviews)

Discounted shipping on 12 bottles. Free shipping on 24 or more.

Wine Details

Dynamite structure and chiseled mid-palate, but you need to be OK with my tasting notes: Insane nose of melon rind, kiwi, white pepper and peach pit, all under an umbrella note of thistle riding a beam of chalky flint. Totally captivating and totally unique. Starfruit and kiwi on the palate that explodes with a mouthwatering gunflint/rock/fennel mélange.

  • Vintage
  • 2014
  • Appellation
  • Loire Valley
  • Grape
  • Sauvignon Blanc
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 12%
  • Cases Produced
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2017
Cam Confidential

Fascinating, fascinating wine. The label on this wine proudly features an old flintlock rifle that effectively underscores the flinty sand soils the grapes were grown in, known as “Silex”. This wine is not for everyone, but if it’s a vinous adventure you seek, this is your wine. Supremely hip stuff and not for the faint of heart, but this will liven up any dinner party and get the conversation going for sure. Screams for oysters and shellfish or summer salads.

Reviews

5 Reviews Total

Ed

Verified Purchase

Citrus on the nose. Light yellow color. Medium dry with great balance. Worked well with summer salad and Chicken Picata. Would buy a case if it was still available. Much better with food than drinking by itself.

Michael

Verified Purchase

As usual, I watched Cam's video introducing his wine review with much anticipation. However, instead of the positive, everyone will love this wine, Cam's introduction of Silex was a challenge/warning...an "if you're not sure you can handle this type of wine---don't go here"!! His words got me....I had to try!!!

Like his other recommendations, for me, this wine is wonderful!! As he stated, different from others you have tried, but a brilliant journey as you travel through the bottle!!! The essence of fruit and rock/soil are in every sip...very surprised at the truth in his review!

Thank you Cam---ordering a case this week!

mkbATL

Verified Purchase

Insane aromatics. There has to be a healthy amount of Semillon in there for a SB to have such a rich mouth feel. If you thought all whites fall between the extremes of acidic and syrupy this is a nice departure from the usual path - full body, bright fruit and extreme minerality.

Tom

Interesting interpretation of Sauv Blanc. Pepper, grass and Lemon dominate the wine and make for a fantastic addition to the table.

Ellen Bordin

I love Sauvignon Blanc and was dissapointed to see Cam had sold out of Greenlip (my favorite) and Lot 507 also sold out. I am big fan of everything Cam so decided to try this wine. It is different - the taste is almost tart with a richly fruited finish. I have never had an SB like this so I bought a case.