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Community Tasting Notes (11) Avg Score: 88.1 points

  • (WineGate)
    Clear, medium lemon color. Clean nose of medium+ intensity, filled with yeast notes, biscuit but also ripe peach and tropical fruits with some herbs underneath. Expressive and still youthful.
    In the palate the wine is dry, with medium body and intensity, medium alcohol (13.5%), medium + acidity with yeast notes agian, almonds, pear and green apples, nicely balanced with a medium+ finish.
    Outstanding wine, premium price. Drinking now but could age further.

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  • Smooth with lots of oak, this Sauvignon is somewhat buttery with a crisp granny apple like finish. It's good, yet not outstanding.

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  • A very enjoyable oaked sauv blanc. Fairly dark yellow-gold. Nose is very expressive with tropical fruits like mango and passion fruit, pronounced oakiness, floral scents and notes of honey and candied pergamod. Med-full bodied, rich and generous with balancing acidity and a long aftertaste. I believe this will be even better after a couple of years, having integrated the oak.

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  • Adding a point to my last note, as this wine really did prove itself in exactly the scenario I predicted before. It is the perfect opening wine at a gathering, as the folks that want a light wine early in the day are happy and the folks that are used to heavy Chardonnay are at least comfortable. A big hit and, if you can find it at the lower retail price, worth the money.

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  • Typically one of the best in the valley and has some nice oak but the 09 wasn't as good as prior years although still a nice wine.

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  • By Stephen Tanzer
    May/June 2011, IWC Issue #156, (See more on Vinous...)

    (Joseph Phelps Vineyards Sauvignon Blanc Napa Valley) Subscribe to see review text.

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