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.
- Sonoma Coast
- 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.
Not overly oaked. Definitely mellows the acid of typical sauv Blanc.
This was an excellent everyday white for the summer months. Hope it makes a return.
Great Fume Blanc
Very nice and complex Fume Blanc . Dry, clean and crisp. Great full bodied Flume Blanc.
I liked this wine. Immediately smelled peach and pear with a hint of caramel. Coated my palate with a nice viscosity and then a burst of citrus. Finished crisp.
Glad to get a little more
This was a good mix between sauv blanc and chardonnay. It was around for awhile so I was able to get a little more before it ran out.
Really. really, good.
This is one of my favorite summer wines. Clean, crisp and a perfect accompany with sea food. Another CH wonderful find.
Wonderful nose. Creamy, vanilla mouthfeel. Like a lemon meringue pie, nutty, zesty, citrusy. Excellent patio sipper on a hot summer night.
There is a reason this is out of stock
A perfect summer wine. I enjoyed this on my balcony relaxing with a book.
This fume blanc was great. Obviously a lot like a sauv blanc but with a bit more complexity. Would definitely order again.
Great Fume Blanc
Clean , crisp and dry this full bodied Fume Blanc is great. Need to order more.