2014 Knights Valley White Meritage
A small-lot release of an amazing white blend - an early candidate for white wine of the year!
Gorgeous aromatics right out of the glass, with notes of white flower, citrus, mango, and papaya. On the palate, a mingling of grapefruit, orange zest, and other citrus flavors lay in the fore. Maybe the best non-Chardonnay white wine we’re ever released. This is a wine with length and viscosity, and definitely has some aging capability here. The time in barrel has given it structure and time to mellow out the acidity.
Style: Light, Fruity
Flavors: Citrus, Grapefruit, Mineral
Lot 478 is a blend of 79% Knights Valley Sauvignon Blanc and 21% Alexander Valley Old Vine Semillon from high elevation vineyard fruit, produced by a very famous consulting winemaker and aged in French barrels for 14 months. It’s gorgeous wine, and a terrific follow-up to those of you who liked Lot 437. How did we get our hands on it? While the actual brand owner was mum on the topic, judging from the fact they are still selling 2012, I suspect they’re simply backed up on inventory. With the original retail at $50, this is a crazy deal at $15, and one of the best whites we have ever released.