White

2010 Cowan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Isa

Sauvignon Blanc

  • USA
  • California
  • North Coast
  • Lake County
Drink between 2012 - 2016 (Edit)
CT89.4 34 reviews
2010
Label borrowed from 2011
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Community Tasting Notes 33

  • ashikoh Likes this wine: 88 points

    May 22, 2018 - * appearance: aged, burnt orange/copper
    * aromas: grapefruit, quince, honeysuckle
    * palate: grapefruit, lemon peel, mineral, chewy texture
    * structure: medium body, medium+ acid, 13.1% alcohol
    * finish: phenolic bitterness, medium+ length
    * winemaking: 100% Sauvignon Blanc from Lake County just north of Napa County, fermented in old oak barrels with skin contact
    * pairing: Chicken Piccata
    * cost: $27

  • James Kim Likes this wine: 91 points

    January 28, 2018 - Wine Tasting Group - No Theme - Jan. 28, 2018 (Classic Wine Storage, Dallas, TX): Skin contact sauvignon blanc. Nice beeswax aromas with apricot, apples, hint of brown sugar and cinammon. Palate had apples, herbs, accented by grapefruit pith with mild tannins on the back end. Always lovely and still going strong. The slight bit of sweetness from brown sugar and cinammon is new and I wonder if this is an evolution as the wine ages.

  • Meerlust wrote:

    December 14, 2017 - Sadly, I let this bottle go to long. It was dead.

  • DaleW wrote:

    August 12, 2016 - I really liked this before, but this bottle was pretty advanced. Citrus peel with an oxidative overnote, a bit of VA. Unsure if a poor performing cork, the wine, or possibly my passive storage (50-66 seasonal swings, not usually an issue). This bottle C+, but could just be the bottle.

  • Beerzebub Likes this wine:

    June 11, 2015 - Decanted half the bottle, saving the rest for tomorrow, and began drinking immediately; best after an hour. Fresh, pungent, spicy, appetizing aroma - along the lines of hay/thyme/pine needles/flowers, drizzled with honey and lemon juice; some pear, too. Similar on the palate, but with more citrus - grapefruit, lemon. Excellent acidity. A bit of tannic grip. The citrus, honey, and light floral flavors go together wonderfully. Balanced, characterful, and just plain tasty. Good stuff!

    Day 2 (stored in a half-bottle overnight): Quite aromatic, showing some stone fruit and tropical fruit along with the citrus, flowers, and herbaceous elements. Delicious.

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  • By Richard Jennings
    9/9/2012 (link) 91 points

    (Cowan Cellars Sauvignon Blanc Isa) Lightly cloudy light-medium yellow color; appealing, intense, tart green fruit, lime nose; oily textured, tart green fruit, mineral palate; medium-plus finish

Wine Definition

  • Vintage 2010
  • Type White
  • Producer Cowan Cellars
  • Varietal Sauvignon Blanc
  • Designation Isa
  • Vineyard n/a
  • Country USA
  • Region California
  • SubRegion North Coast
  • Appellation Lake County

Community Holdings

  • Pending Delivery 0 (0%)
  • In Cellars 27 (16%)
  • Consumed 138 (84%)

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curry, samosas, vegetarian enchiladas

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