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"The Derivative" 2014

Carlisle Winery

An inviting fresh and spicy nose, exhibiting key lime, balsa, honeysuckle and macaroon scents. More lithe and harmonious on the palate than previous vintages, with less oak influence. The acidity is in check, while the Semillon provides a slightly oily character, married with the green apple, melon, preserved lemon and white grapefruit influences. A touch of toast and gingerbread on the finish. This wine is a lovely sipper and should complement cheese plates, seafood, and light pasta dishes in particular. A singular and distinctive white. Drink 2017 – 2020.

Country:
USA
Region:
Sonoma County
Vintage:
2014
Wine type:
White
Grape:
Semillon, Muscadelle, Palomino
Size:
750 mL
Rating:
94

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Aging:
Neutral oak & stainless steel
Malolactic fermentation:
None
Alcohol percentage:
13.8
Closure:
Cork
Case production:
398

Reviews

  • "94 points. Editors' Choice. 2014 proves another banner year for this delightful blend of Sémillon from Monte Rosso Vineyard, Muscadelle from Pagani Ranch and Palomino and Muscadelle from Saitone Ranch. High-toned in tart, refreshing acidity, it offers hints of vanilla biscuit with its lime, apple and melon flavors, lingering in memory for days." (Wine Enthusiast)

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