2016 Aesthete Proprietary White

Estate: Aesthete Wines
Region: Bennett Valley, Sonoma County, North Coast, California, United States of America
Vineyard: Dry Stack Vineyard


Tasting Note:February 20, 2018

Inaugural vintage of a brand new winery with Jesse Katz as their winemaker.

Medium pale yellow with a touch of green. Layered nose with white blossoms, creme brulee, honeyed melon and stone fruits. Medium plus acidity (6.5/10) and medium plus bodied. Lovely complexity on the palate with notes of stone and tropical fruits, a touch creamy, and light baking spices. Long and lingering finish.

Aesthete Wines is a new winery with wines made by Jesse Katz of Aperture Cellars and Devil Proof. This is the maiden vintage of their Proprietary White which comes from the Dry Stack Vineyard in Bennett Valley. This vineyard was accquired by one of the owners, Jeff Jones during the begining of his unplanned journey with his brother Peter Jones. Both are owners of Aesthete Wines. This bottling is made up of 100% Sauvignon Blanc and aged in an interesting oaking program. Which is as follows: "These French Oak barrels (Haut Brion Blanc barrels) that have acacia barrel heads with a very particular toast represent 10% of the oak in this wine with another 40% being new Francois Freres medium and light toast as well as 50% once used French oak." Only 200 cases produced. Excellent Sauvignon Blanc.

Drink Dates:

2018 till 2024.


93 points.

Price Point:

$$ - Provided as a sample from the winery. Release price is $55.00.