33 Ratings
Joseph Phelps Sauvignon Blanc
$352.68 USD
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Wine Details

Wine Description

(From 2013 Vintage) This wine shows bright Mandarin orange blossom, lemon curd, citrus and honey aromas. Full, ripe flavors of Meyer lemon, pear, honeydew melon and vanilla cream fill the mouth with a streak of minerality through to the nicely balanced long citrus finish.

Winemaker's Notes

The grapes are harvested and pressed, with a minimum of 50 percent of the must fermented in new or older French oak barrels followed by three to five months lees contact. The remaining juice is fermented in temperature controlled stainless steel tanks. Between 20 and 30 percent of the wine is aged for approximately five months in oak barrels before being blended, lightly filtered and bottled.

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    Nose of honeysuckle, Meyer lemon zest, pea at and jasmine. Flavors of lemon meringue, key line, with acidity on the finish and residual sugar. Pairs well with shellfish and goat cheese.

    almost 3 years
Expert Reviews
  • Robert Parker
    Rating: 88/100 - As reviewed by Robert Parker on 10/20/2013