2014 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc

$50.00

Harvested nearly a month after we completed picking for our dry wine in 2014, this rarely-produced Montelena varietal expresses beautiful nuances and complexity not commonly seen in sweeter wines.

Deep gold in color, with a faint hint of caramel on the nose, this wine reveals layers of rich aromas. Enjoy notes of apricot, honeysuckle, and hazelnut as the wine unfolds on your palate, before revealing a delightfully pure and precise palate with a crisp acid core and fantastic weight throughout.

After aging the 2014 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc in our cellar for six years, CellarMaster members retain exclusive access to this library release. Purchase a bottle to pair with your favorite dessert or sip as an apéritif.

Please note: Our 2014 Late Harvest Sauvignon Blanc is available to CellarMaster members only. A signature is required by an adult 21 years of age or older at the time of delivery. We recommend shipping to a business address to avoid missed deliveries.

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Description

Nose Deep gold in color, with just a faint hint of caramel, this wine shows rich aromas of apricot, honeysuckle, Charentais melon, hazelnut, and brown sugar along with vanilla and clove notes.

Palate On the palate it is clean, pure, and precise with a crisp core of acid and fantastic weight throughout.

Finish Complex and juicy, it shows layers of apricot, honey, lemon reduction, and membrillo, all complemented by hints of clove and allspice on the finish.

Vintage Weather Harvested almost a full month after we completed picking for the dry wine, our late harvest Sauvignon Blanc is handled very respectfully in the cellar as we strive to hold onto all the nuances and complexity of this rarely-produced wine. Once the fruit is received and sorted, it undergoes a long, gentle pressing in our hydraulic basket press and is followed by a cool, slow fermentation. Finally, this wine is aged for 20 months in new French oak and stainless steel barrels.

 

Additional information

Harvest Date

September 7

Alcohol

14.2%

Bottling Date

December 11, 2014

Release Date

Spring 2015

Winemaker

Matt Crafton

Size

375ml