2013 Judge Palmer Sauvignon Blanc Ellis Alden Vineyard

Estate: Judge Palmer Wine Co.
Region: Alexander Valley, Sonoma County, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Ellis Alden Vineyard


Tasting Note:February 25, 2016

We do not have much experience with Sauvignon Blanc, but from our tiny bit of research this seems to fit the bill perfectly! Bright straw yellow and completely clear. Very complex nose covered in floral and fruity notes. Started off with a few white floral notes and honeysuckle. Followed by lots of tree and tropical fruit like apricots, white peaches, pears, a little bit of green apples. After breathing in the glass for around 30 minutes it started to open up even more with some slightly earthy notes of hay or straw. Moderate plus acidity (6.5/10), with some slight orange peel and a few other tropical fruits such as honeydew melon. Great moderate plus body that worked well with the level of acidity. Started to develop some secondary notes that were a little savory and green. Long crisp and refreshing finish, seemed slightly toasted. Can tell there is a little bit of oak in this bottling. Great with dinner! (General Tso's). Tried this wine again on the second day. Acidity was definitely more integrated and so smooth. Did not know this wine could get more balanced. Highly recommended and an exceptional Sauvignon Blanc.

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Drink Dates:

2016 till 2020.


93 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Provided as a sample from the Estate. Can be purchased for $35.00 from the Estate.