Lot 645 | 2017 Sonoma Coast
Our first ever Fumé Blanc! A barrel-aged Sauvignon Blanc with the depth and complexity of a rich Chardonnay.
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Pale gold, almost Chardonnay-like color. Right out of the bottle, it’s flinty and thick with vanilla blossom, almond, and apple cider notes to a point where you can almost smell the viscosity. Very Vouvray-like (an often barrel-fermented Chenin Blanc from France). I’m reminded of my first time tasting this wine – I discovered a fully expressive and lovely nose of ripe, zesty lime blossom with green apple accents kissed with lemon custard and vanilla bean. On entry, it’s thick, viscous, and palate-coating, with a creamy texture haloed by almonds and vanilla-tinged tropical fruit, supported by lime-zest minerality.
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- Sauvignon Blanc
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Lot 645 comes to us from a producer in the Petaluma Gap AVA in the Sonoma Coast. Barrel-fermented in about 30% new French oak, age-worthy, and of a decidedly different character and texture than most of the Sauvignon Blancs you’ll likely run across, this is a unique and delicious wine. Its weighty, viscous texture and apple/citrus notes should play nicely with a broad array of cuisines. The textural weight, acid structure, and aromatic complexity all point to certain age-worthiness here, and I feel confident this wine will age nicely for another 5-8 years, possibly longer. $25 under the original winery label.
The label on the front states Fume Blanc but the back states Sauv Blanc, which is this? My understanding is that a FB is aged in oak barrels while SB isn’t? I didn’t feel this was an oaky wine so is this an FB or SB, also I’m NOT a wine aficionado so just looking to understand if there’s a difference or not:)
We don't want anyone to know how good this is----
We don't want anyone to know how good this is----then it will be out of stock. Every time we open a bottle, we are loving it all over again.
Basically a Sauvignon blanc of course. Very nice minerally and fruity flavors. Loved this wine!
First Fume Blanc from the Sonoma coast I have tried. and it does not disappoint. Grab it while you can.
My Wife is Mad
My wife is mad at me for not oerdering 12 of these bottles. Amazing SB! So worth every penny! Wish we bought more,
Clean, crisp and wonderful!
Wanted to try, and was not disappointed. This will be a great summer drinking wine.
Dry crisp mineral finish
A nice mineral finish that adds to a dry crisp mouth feel. Need more soon.
light and smooth
good color on the pour.. drinking it super chilled during a couple days of super hot so cal weather. I think the flavors were definitely lighter because of the cold. however, it was smooth and pleasant.
This really does taste like a cross between Sauvignon Blanc and Chardonnay and is a great change of pace at a good price.