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.
Love this wine!
This wine is a sleeper because most people don't know what a Fume Blanc is---so won't try it. But do a little research on the name---and if you like what you read---then order some---you won't be disappointed.
I had not seen much Fume Blanc on the shelves of stores in a long time, and was so delighted to see this. Very crisp and chardonnay like (which I particularly like about this wine).
Excellent flavors and a good change from runof the mill chardonnays
“Let’s stay home and watch the ball game…”
This Lot 645 Fume Blanc 2018 from the Sonoma Coast is the best part of a summer day. These Oklahoma summers can be so stifling, it’s better to stay inside with a bottle of this splendid Fume Blanc at the end of the day. Tonight I’m thinking of skipping the brats and maybe go with an oriental salad with grilled chicken…
A little harsh, but got used to it
Was kind of expecting a little more of a Sauvingnon Blanc flavor, but it was well more toward a Chardonnay. A little bitter on the front, but decent finish. A little too "boozy" for my taste.
What a fine!!
Knew nothing of this wine but if this is an example, I'll get more.
I don't see this wine much on the shelves, which is sad. CH's Fume is wonderful. To me, it has texture and a tropical fruit and floral taste, a bit different from Sauvignon Blanc. A nice compliment to SB if you like that wine.
good citrus notes
I love Sauvignon Blancs and this one did not disappoint. It is different than many Sauvignon Blancs that Im used to as Im not sure I have ever had an oaked one. Our guests liked it as well paired with saute Walleye filets picatta.
It's been a while since I've come across an oaked Sauvignon Blanc, and this hits all the right notes! Richer flavor, fuller mouthfeel, wider body. What a great and sadly unusual wine these days.