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"The Derivative" 2013

Carlisle Winery

A cool nose of lemon, white fig, grapefruit pith, and quinine is marked by a hint of lanolin (no doubt from the Semillon). On the palate, medium-full bodied with a pleasant viscosity. Flavors of lemon, quinine, and grapefruit persist through the dry, mineral-laden finish. If you prefer oaky and/or low acid whites, then this wine is not for you. But if you love white Bordeaux, dry whites from the Loire or Savoie, or even some the cool old-vine white blends from the Swartland in South Africa, then this wine should be right up your ally. Enjoyable now as long as you don’t serve it too cold (a decant helps as well), given the zesty acidity and pleasing phenolics in the finish, we suspect this wine will age well. Enjoy from 2016 through 2023.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Vintage:
2013
Wine type:
White
Grape:
55% Semillon, 16% Muscadelle, 16% Colombard, 13% Palomino
Size:
750 mL

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Aging:
French oak barrels (12-14 months)
Malolactic fermentation:
None
Alcohol percentage:
14.3
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
366

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