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.
Wow! First sip packed a punch of citrus. Vanilla is the next flavor you taste. Very dry.
This was a great wine. Dry with nice citrus notes. Drank with cheese and crackers.
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.