Lot 437 | 2012 Napa Valley

White Blend

A small-batch Napa Valley beauty.

$15.00

(12 Reviews)

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

Lot 437 2012 Napa Valley White Meritage

Lot 437 | 2012 Napa Valley

White Blend

$15.00

(12 Reviews)

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

Wine Details

White flower, honey-poached pear, and crisp citrus/mineral aromas are immediate on the nose, but with a few minutes of air you get a beautiful apricot liqueur. A perfect marriage of Sauvignon’s briskness and Semillon’s richness. On the palate the Lot 437 is beautifully proportioned, with zesty tangerine counterbalanced with ripe apricot, quince, and the “beeswax” Semillon is famous for (it’s a rich acidity that also gives the wine its longevity). The finish is a long and persistent blend of citrus and apricot essence.

  • Vintage
  • 2012
  • Appellation
  • Napa Valley
  • Grape
  • Sauvignon Blanc 57%, Semillon 43%
  • Alcohol by Volume
  • 14.9%
  • Cases Produced
  • 300 Cases
  • Drink/hold
  • Now through 2024
  • Release Email
Cam Confidential

Lot 437 is a blend of 57% Sauvignon Blanc and 43% Semillon. The Sauvignon Blanc is fermented in stainless and partially aged (again, sur lie) in neutral white barrels, and the Semillon is barrel fermented and aged sur lie in French oak barrels (50% new) specifically created for this particular cuvée. The creator of this fabulous wine is a long-time friend and has overseen this vineyard for 20 years now. His first bottling in 1993 continues to amaze to this day.

Reviews

12 Reviews Total

mkbATL

Verified Purchase

This is one of those wines I selfishly couldn't review until it was sold out. I had to get my fill before the word got out too much - it lives up to the claim of CHWine's best white of the year. It is unique from their typical offerings and just screams quality. I look forward to what a couple years of aging will do to these beauties and look forward to more "top shelf" whites in 2015.

Erin

Verified Purchase

Keep checking back in hopes that it will reappear in stock, but am afraid that ship has sailed. The half case I picked up is nearly gone. Hoping for some more SB from CH IN 2015!

Anthony

Verified Purchase

It does combine the right depth of taste with perfect acidity. Your likening it to a Haut Brion Blanc is an accurate description.

Gary

Verified Purchase

Very fine balance and enjoyed by we neophytes as well as friends that have toured many vineyards in California are are more refined in their appreciation of white wines.
Please locate more of this great wine !

Alan

Verified Purchase

I don't drink much white wine, but I tried this one with the turkey at Thanksgiving and I loved it. Nice blend took the sharp edge off of the Sauvignon blanc. Please find some more similar to this...

Eric

Verified Purchase

This wine i perfectly balanced. Sometimes after a glass or two of Sauv Blanc it can get a little tart tasting. The addition of the Semillon makes for a delectable taste to the end of the bottle. Love it.

Sebastian

Verified Purchase

This wine has everything: the SB brings a zippy, beautiful acidity, but the Semilion brings in an indelible richness, body, and an incredibly surprising finish; long and sustained.

Mary Anne

Verified Purchase

Cameron offers very few dry whites so I was very excited to try this one! I was not disappointed! It's crisp and fresh and goes well with chicken, fish, spicy Thai, cheese/crackers or just plain sipping. Ordered one case, then quickly ordered another one!

Perry

Verified Purchase

We enjoyed this with some cold smoked salmon and it was not over powered. Full bodied without being overpowered by any individual grape.

Andrew

Verified Purchase

I really enjoyed this Cali take on a classic Bordeaux blend. Fresh, crisp pears lead to a mix of mineral-lemon grass characteristics. The Semillon truly adds a layer of depth that is greatly appreciated. I paired this roasted pork, and the wine was really able play with the unctuous character of the protein.