2017 50 Harvests White Meritage
Napa Valley, California
From the winery: Our Grandfather brought his family to California just in time for the 1963 Harvest. A half century later, we released 50 Harvests to commemorate this milestone and launch our next 50 years as a family owned and operated wine company. And now, with the 2017 vintage, we are adding a typical White Meritage Blanc to complete the 50 Harvests portfolio in the traditional Old World style. A pale golden straw color leads into an intriguing nose of spice and white peach bonded together under a cloak of purity and the complementary expressions of varietal character. On the palate the supple mouth- feel and flavors of white pitted fruit from Semillon pleasantly contrast with bright citrus notes and min- erality of Sauvignon Blanc for a complete expression of a classic Bordeaux-style white blend.The overall sense of the palate and citrus driven finish is one of elegance and grace driven by the urge to enjoy another sip. pH: 3.09 TA: 6.7 g/L Alc: 14.2% RS: 0.09 gr/100ml
92 points, Wine Enthusiast. "This impressive white combines 52% Sémillon and 48% Sauvignon Blanc into a sleek package of fresh, fruity kiwi and fig. With a sublime texture, moderate weight and length, it has balance and considerable grace."