Sunday, September 27, 2015

2012 Cornerstone Cellars Napa Valley Sauvignon Blanc, White Label

*Sample Received*

A Sauvignon Blanc with classic structure and minerality from Cornerstone Cellars this beauty will take you to the tropics.

The grapes were harvested from the Ink Grade Vineyard located in the prestigious Howell Mountain region as well as the Talcott Vineyard in St Helena. Picked in the pre-dawn cool, the fruit was gently pressed to extract the high quality free run juice. Fermented in stainless steel then racked to mature french oak barrels for sur-lie aging. Case production 853 and priced nicely at $30.

The nose shows layers of ripe honeydew melon, fresh pineapple followed by lemon zest and floral notes. Vibrant fruit which captures a refreshing crispness. Beautiful.

The mouth is superb with honeydew melon, tart lemon and pineapple. The flavors flow nicely and the creamy soft character lends an elegance to this sauvignon blanc. One very good wine Craig!

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