Grape Variety: Sauvignon Blanc
Category: White Wine
Location Bought: LCBO Vintages
Country: United States
Region: St. Helena, Napa Valley
Format: 750 mL
Producer: Joseph Phelps
Alcohol: 13.5% Alcohol/Vol.
Description: Bright gold in colour with a medium to medium+ intense nose.
One of the best Sauvignon Blancs I have ever tried.
Positives: This complex wine features mild oak, lemon-lime, kumquat, peach, gherkins, honeydew, white flowers, Asian pear and clarified butter on the finish. Full body with good acidity and a long length.
Interesting Point: Not your typical Sauvignon Blanc, which for me is a good thing.
Drink now or over the next 3 years on its own or pair it with cherry/grape tomatoes with basil and Bufala mozzarella on a bed of arugula.
Tasted: 15 Nov 2013
Score: 9.5+/10, Value: 9/10 Total: 19/20
Out of 5 stars, I rated this wine: 4.5+