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Community Tasting Notes (14) Avg Score: 92.4 points

  • Let this go too long, I would drink up. Nose is a bit muted, fruit has faded just a touch allowing a bit more alcohol to come through. Still pretty good but lesson learned... drink these in the first couple years.

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  • There was a slightly green off putting component to the aromas which receded a bit with air time but never really went away, so I was suspect of some kind of contamination. The texture and flavors were beautiful and with an appropriate amount of acidity this stayed fresh and tasty. Aromas 75 Taste 90.

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  • I was very curious on this effort. To tell the truth, when popping the cork the wine gave a very subdued and non-interesting impression. No fruit, no nothing. With a few friends, of whom two are wine professionals, we all agreed it might have seen its best days already. However, we chose to pour it in a decanter to see what might happen.

    This effort did the trick and after an hour or more with air, our Lillie started to blossom. Lovely tones of rich citrus, nectarine, white flowers and subtle tones of mint chocolate emerged. The impression was very positive and that of a rich close to voluptuous effort. Still, the wine is balanced but definitely a full throttle Sauvignon Blanc. The palate is velvety and has the type of viscosity normally found in Grand Cru Chablis... I am not sure further aging will do it any good, but if you drink today be sure to aerate for at least an hour - and do not serve it too cold!

    A very nice acquaintance. Well worth tasting if given the chance.

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  • Grapefruit and peaches with a hefty minerality. Perfectly balanced, this is a somewhat expensive American Sauvignon Blanc, but among the best I have ever had. I continue to be amazed by this winery and the beauty all their wine possesses across the range.

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  • Expensive for sure, but still the best sauv blanc we've had. Incredible nose, always blown away at how fragrant the wine is. Lots of peach, citrus, some nice minerality to it. And of course reminds us of our own Lily... Our beloved old English sheepdog who left us this year. Great memories brought on by a great wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2012, IWC Issue #162, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Larkmead Sauvignon Blanc Lillie Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.
  • By Antonio Galloni
    New Releases from Napa Valley (Dec 2011), (See more on Vinous...)

    (Larkmead Sauvignon Blanc Lillie Calistoga) Subscribe to see review text.

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