Monday, July 31, 2017

Cade Napa Valley 2016 Sauvignon Blanc

When a white wine
 receives a score of ninety four points,
 it deserves a good explanation!
Don't you think!

Cade Napa Valley 2016 Sauvignon Blanc, $28.04-$32.99, 94 points, poured a very light brass color grading clear toward the glass shallows.
Aromas of grapefruit peel, lemongrass, and just a hint of saffron and vanilla were pleasant whispers.
The light body was both texturally silky and acid-crisp (oxymoron anyone) carrying balanced gossamer flavors of mint, lemongrass, vanilla, and black pepper.
Finished long on the trailing palate and a hint of lime, but the welcoming bright gingery wash was a deep well, and enlivened by an inspirited 14.1% alcohol sealed the wine's brilliance.
Varietals were 95% Sauvignon Blanc,
2% Sauvignon Musqué, 2% Sémillon, and 1% Viognier.
This was a lovely wine that only got better as it warmed a bit, and well worth the $28.
Paired perfectly with my Yellow-fin tuna salad.

Sauvignon Blanc 2016 (Cali)

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